On using qualitative lexicostatistics to illuminate language history: Some techniques and case studies

Grant, Anthony (2010) On using qualitative lexicostatistics to illuminate language history: Some techniques and case studies. Diachronica, 27 (2). pp. 277-300. ISSN 0176-4225 DOI https://doi.org/10.1075/dia.27.2.06gra

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Abstract

Following certain aspects of the work on lexicostatistics carried out in the 1960s and published thereafter (Hooley 1971, Miller et al. 1971, Miller 1984) and thereby working in a tradition which has most recently been practised by Ringe et al. (1997, 2001), among others, I maintain that much of lasting value can be learned about linguistic interrelationships by using techniques which have been developed in work on qualitative (rather than merely quantitative) lexicostatistics, using character-based methods.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: English Language & Literature
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2013 13:37
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/5455

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