Latest Historical linguistics Stories

2013-06-06 23:43:08

ScienceIndex.com has just added the Law & Crime and the Linguistics Sciences to its Society category. While the site currently contains a total of over 1,536,995 posts, these two new sections contain 17,437 articles derived partly through monitoring nearly 600 scientific journals publishing in these two research disciplines. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 ScienceIndex.com is a Social Sciences Network newly featuring the latest Law & Crime and Linguistics Research. The site...

Building A Digital Rosetta Stone
2013-02-12 09:03:12

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A team of researchers has finally discovered and proven what it is in the Canadian linguistic make up which makes them say "aboot" instead of about. More than just discovering little linguistic ticks, the researchers from the universities of British Columbia and Berkeley have created a sort of digital Rosetta Stone, capable of reconstructing and reproducing protolanguages. These ancient tongues are the most basal of all...

Scientists Model Language On Ancient And Contemporary Vocabularies
2012-08-24 15:54:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Turkey sits at the cultural crossroads of the Western and Eastern worlds, so it should come as no surprise that the region gave birth to a host of modern languages, including English, French, German, Hindu, and Persian. According to a new report published in the journal Science, a team of international researchers modeled a language family tree based on the vocabularies of 103 ancient and contemporary languages. Along with a...

2010-06-22 13:59:11

A recent study of an ancient language provides new insights into the nature of linguistic evolution, with potential applications for today's world. The study, "Dvandvas, Blocking, and the Associative: The Bumpy Ride from Phrase to Word," to be published in the June 2010 issue of the scholarly journal Language, is authored by Paul Kiparsky of Stanford University. A preprint version is available on line at: http://lsadc.org/info/documents/2010/press-releases/kiparsky.pdf Dr. Kiparsky's research...

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