The Indo-Uralic Desire and the Comparative Method
· by German Dziebel · in comparative method, Don Ringe, Indo-European, Indo-Uralic, Nostratic, Uralic
Journal of Indo-European Studies 43, nos. 3-4 (2015): 348-56. “Response to Kassian et al., ‘Proto-Indo-European-Uralic comparison from the probabilistic point of view’.” Ringe, Don. Link Rarely does a response to a paper become a must-read, when the paper itself deserves only a passing look….
Stability vs. Diversity: A Novel Method for Analyzing Worldwide Linguistic Structures
· by German Dziebel · in Amerindians, Bayesian phylogenetics, Indo-European, Khoisans, language, Linguistic diversity, linguistic stability, linguistic typology, Linguistics, Long-range comparison, mtDNA, Na-Dene, Nostratic, Polysynthetic languages
PLoS ONE 7(9), 2012: e45198. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045198 Abstract Profiles of Structural Stability Point to Universal Tendencies, Family-Specific Factors, and Ancient Connections between Languages Dan Dediu, and Stephen C. Levinson Language is the best example of a cultural evolutionary system, able to…