CHAT: Language classification: Re: Tepa & CHAT: Re: minimum phonemes, was Re: vrindo
|From:||Boudewijn Rempt <bsarempt@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, July 18, 1999, 23:13|
On Fri, 16 Jul 1999, Matt Pearson wrote:
> With regard to your final comment:
> What do you think of Merritt Ruhlen's (sp?) recent book on language
> classification? I've only just skimmed it myself, but it seems to
> be quite sensible - neither too conservative nor too outlandish.
> Any thoughts?
I appear to be rather out of the field nowadays, and I haven't
heard of this book you mention - could you give me the full title
and publisher? It's a topic I'm getting interested in rather deeply,
myself, ever since having heard George van Driem pronounce Chinese
to be a Tibeto-Burman language. Since then I've always had the feeling
that linguistic taxonomics was in need of a thorough shake-up (or
is that a shake-down?).
Boudewijn Rempt | http://www.xs4all.nl/~bsarempt