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

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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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)277-300
    JournalDiachronica
    Volume27
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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