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Published: 02 June 2005

458 Pages | 1 figure

ISBN: 9780199257713

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Genetic Linguistics

Essays on Theory and Method

Joseph H. Greenberg
Edited by William

This book collects Joseph Greenberg's most important writings on the genetic classification of the world's languages. This book charts the progress of his work on language classification in Africa, Oceania, the Americas, and Eurasia, in which he proposed the language families Indo-Pacific, Amerind and Eurasiatic. William Croft sets the work in context and considers its impact and the bitter controversy it excited.