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The Resource Language classification by numbers, April McMahon and Robert McMahon, (electronic resource)

Language classification by numbers, April McMahon and Robert McMahon, (electronic resource)

Label
Language classification by numbers
Title
Language classification by numbers
Statement of responsibility
April McMahon and Robert McMahon
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book considers how languages have traditionally been divided into families, and asks how they should be classified in the future. It tests current theories and hypotheses, shows how new ideas can be formulated, and offers a series of demonstrations that the new techniques applied to old data can produce convincing results. It will be of great practical interest to all those concerned with the classification and diffusion of languages in fields such as comparative linguistics, . archaeology, genetics, and anthropology. - ;This book considers how languages have traditionally been divided int
Member of
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McMahon, April M. S
Dewey number
401/.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McMahon, Robert
Series statement
Oxford linguistics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Language and languages
Label
Language classification by numbers, April McMahon and Robert McMahon, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-253) and index
Color
other
Contents
Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; 1 How do Linguists Classify Languages?; 2 Lexicostatistics; 3 Tree-based Quantitative Approaches: Computational Cladistics; 4 Tree-based Quantitative Approaches: Sublists; 5 Correlations Between Genetic and Linguistic Data; 6 Climbing Down from the Trees: Network Models; 7 Dating; 8 Quantitative Methods Beyond the Lexicon; References; Index
Control code
ocn252635857
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 265 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429470889
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252635857
Label
Language classification by numbers, April McMahon and Robert McMahon, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-253) and index
Color
other
Contents
Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; 1 How do Linguists Classify Languages?; 2 Lexicostatistics; 3 Tree-based Quantitative Approaches: Computational Cladistics; 4 Tree-based Quantitative Approaches: Sublists; 5 Correlations Between Genetic and Linguistic Data; 6 Climbing Down from the Trees: Network Models; 7 Dating; 8 Quantitative Methods Beyond the Lexicon; References; Index
Control code
ocn252635857
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 265 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429470889
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252635857

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