Abstract

Typological features may be used in an impressionistic bottom-up approach to characterizing and formulating hypotheses on the genetic affiliation of an unknown language in a contact zone—while leaving the proof/disproof of genetic classification and reconstruction to other, generally accepted types of evidence, such as basic cognate sets and cognate paradigms.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-9421
Print ISSN
0029-8115
Pages
pp. 511-513
Launched on MUSE
2003-12-30
Open Access
No
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