Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 February 2006

283 Pages | 30 line illus.

ISBN: 9780199279029

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April McMahon and Robert McMahon

  • Approachable style
  • Reveals startling results by applying new techniques to old data
  • Deals with a wide range of languages, including Indo-European and South American languages
  • Authors combine the expertise of historical linguistics and genetics
  • Broad disciplinary range including language, genetics, archaeology, computer simulation, quantitative methods
  • New perspectives on language contact and language change
  • Will be used as a textbook in comparative linguistics

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