Quantitative Approaches to Linguistic Diversity

Commemorating the centenary of the birth of Morris Swadesh

Special Issue of Diachronica 27:2 (2010)

Editors
| Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology & Leiden University
| Edge Hill University
[Diachronica, 27:2]  2010.  v, 168 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Articles / Aufsätze
Swadesh’s life and place in linguistics
Anthony P. Grant
191–196
A full-scale test of the language farming dispersal hypothesis
Harald Hammarström
197–213
Do languages originate and become extinct at constant rates?
Eric W. Holman
214–225
Borrowability and the notion of basic vocabulary
Uri Tadmor, Martin Haspelmath and Bradley Taylor
226–246
Homelands of the world’s language families: A quantitative approach
Søren Wichmann, André Müller and Viveka Velupillai
247–276
On using qualitative lexicostatistics to illuminate language history: Some techniques and case studies
Anthony P. Grant
277–300
Beyond lexicostatistics: How to get more out of ‘word list’ comparisons
Paul Heggarty
301–324
Phonetic comparison, varieties, and networks: Swadesh’s influence lives on here too
Jennifer Sullivan and April McMahon
325–340
A stochastic local search approach to language tree reconstruction
Francesca Tria, Emanuele Caglioti, Vittorio Loreto and Andrea Pagnani
341–358
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