Robert R. Ratcliffe
List of John Benjamins publications for which Robert R. Ratcliffe plays a role.
Subjects Afro-Asiatic languages | Historical linguistics | Morphology
Subjects Afro-Asiatic languages | Theoretical linguistics
The high degree of contradiction and incompatibility between two independently produced Afroasiatic comparative lexica (Ehret 1995, Orel & Stolbova 1995) calls into question the reliability of the comparative method at deep time depths. The discrepancy could only have arisen if one or both sources… read more | Article
The traditional classification of phonemic writing systems into three types — syllabaries, consonantal scripts, and alphabets — is based on a phonological theory which recognizes only the syllable and the segment as potential units of representation. It is argued here that an accurate typology of… read more | Article