9780415117869

Archaeology and Language IV: Language Change and Cultural Transformation

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    9780415117869

  • ISBN10:

    0415117860

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-08-03
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

This volume is the final part of a four-part survey of innovative results emerging from the fusion of archaeology and historical linguistics.Archaeology and Language IVexamines a variety of pressing issues regarding linguistic and cultural change. It provides a challenging variety of case studies which demonstrate how global patterns of language distribution and change can be interwoven to produce a rich historical narrative, and fuel a radical rethinking of the conventional discourse of linguistics within archaeology.

Table of Contents

List of figures
ix
List of tables
xi
List of contributors
xiii
Preface xv
General acknowledgements xxi
General introduction 1(20)
Roger Blench
Matthew Spriggs
Introduction 21(6)
Roger Blench
Matthew Spriggs
Part I Rethinking language classification 27(96)
The languages of Africa: macrophyla proposals and implications for archaeological interpretation
29(19)
Roger Blench
Elam: a bridge between Ancient Near East and Dravidian India?
48(31)
Vaclav Blazek
Language diversification in the Akoko area of Western Nigeria
79(16)
Chinyere Ohiri-Aniche
Revising Polynesian linguistic subgrouping and its culture history implications
95(28)
Jeff Marck
Part II Interpreting change 123(120)
Celts and others: maritime contacts and linguistic change
125(13)
John Waddell
Jane Conroy
Archaeological--linguistic correlations in the formation of retroflex typologies and correlating areal features in South Asia
138(11)
Bertil Tikkanen
Language change in Southern Melanesia: linguistic aberrancy and genetic distance
149(11)
John Lynch
Linguistic and philological data towards a chronology of Austronesian activity in India and Sri Lanka
160(83)
Waruno Mahdi
Index 243

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