Nostratic Debates: Khelimskii on Bomhard (and Back)

I reported on the current state of Nostratic theory here. A part of the review concerned a sharp critique of Allan Bomhard by George Starostin. George Starostin cited a review of Bomhard by a Soviet-Russian Uralist, Eugene Khelimskii (also spelled Helimski). Bomhard has just put up a copy of this review on, with his commentary. It can also be accessed below. Like many Soviet and Russian linguists, Khelimskii was a proponent of Nostratic theory. His disagreements with Bomhard revolved around some of the material used by Bomhard as well as Bomhard’s level of publicly acknowledged indebtedness to Russian Nostraticists.