Comments on methodology and evidence in Sino-Tibetan comparative linguistics

  • This paper presents epistemological and methodological problems found in work on the subgrouping of Sino-Tibetan languages and the reconstruction of features of the languages. A key problem is the lack of an accepted standard for judging this work, one that can stand up to statistical evaluation. An alternative methodology that involves using fixed sets of features to give us the statistical probability of common origin is suggested.
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Author:Randy J. LaPolla
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-380209
URL:http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/randylapolla/papers/LaPolla_2012_Comments_on_methodology_and_evidence_in_Sino-Tibetan_comparative_linguistics.pdf
ISSN:1606-822X
Parent Title (English):Language and linguistics = Yuyan-ji-yuyanxue, 13.1 (2012), S. 117-132
Publisher:Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica
Place of publication:Taibei
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of Completion:2012
Year of first Publication:2012
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2015/09/09
GND Keyword:Sinotibetische Sprachen; Methodologie; Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft; Kontrastive Linguistik
Volume:13
Issue:1
Page Number:16
First Page:117
Last Page:132
HeBIS-PPN:370945328
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Linguistik-Klassifikation:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Sprachtypologie / Language typology
Linguistik-Klassifikation: Kontrastive Linguistik / Contrastive linguistics
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht