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Ancient Egyptian Literature: Genre and Style

Verena M. Lepper

in Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265420
eISBN:
9780191760471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265420.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the genre and style of Ancient Egyptian literature. Through the application of lexicostatistics, it analyses a total of fifty texts. Having examined the vocabulary size of ... More


Some Observations on Research Methodology in Lexicostatistical Studies of Sign Languages

James Woodward

in Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732548
eISBN:
9780199866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter gives an overview of how historical linguists classify languages into families. While the comparative method and internal reconstruction are preferable when abundant data are available, ... More


The classification of the Transeurasian languages

Martine Robbeets

in The Oxford Guide to the Transeurasian Languages

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198804628
eISBN:
9780191842849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804628.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

Even if the hypothesis of Transeurasian affiliation is gradually gaining acceptance, supporters do not coincide on the internal structure of the family. Over the last century, a range of different ... More


The Sources and Settings of Botatwe History

Kathryn M. de Luna

in Collecting Food, Cultivating People: Subsistence and Society in Central Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300218534
eISBN:
9780300225167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218534.003.0002
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter introduces the three sources of evidence for the book—paleoclimatology, archaeology, and comparative historical linguistics—and the three historical frameworks each offers for the ... More


Lexicostatistics avant la lettre: The historian Johann Christoph Gatterer and the conceptual pair

Raf Van Rooy

in Language or Dialect?: The History of a Conceptual Pair

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198845713
eISBN:
9780191880865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845713.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Chapter 14 presents a case study from an angle different from that of philology, taking the historian Johann Christoph Gatterer’s ideas on linguistic diversity as its object. It not only serves as ... More


Mutual intelligibility: The number one criterion?

Raf Van Rooy

in Language or Dialect?: The History of a Conceptual Pair

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198845713
eISBN:
9780191880865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845713.003.0020
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Chapter 20 treats the success of the criterion of mutual intelligibility since the 1950s, when American linguists interested in Amerindian tongues started to actively test this feature. Pioneers were ... More


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