Show simple item record McMahon, A. Heggarty, P. McMahon, R. Slaska, N. 2013-11-18T21:10:17Z 2013-11-18T21:10:17Z 2005-08-01
dc.identifier.citation McMahon , A , Heggarty , P , McMahon , R & Slaska , N 2005 , ' Swadesh sublists and the benefits of borrowing: An Andean case study ' Transactions of the Philological Society , vol 103 , no. 2 , pp. 147-170 . DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-968X.2005.00148.x en
dc.identifier.issn 0079-1636
dc.identifier.other PURE: 3537808
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: c73e1367-b60b-496b-8262-d880a01341b6
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 34248692939
dc.identifier.other 2160/12655
dc.identifier.uri en
dc.description.abstract Although borrowing and contact are recognised as important factors in language histories, there is no clear and agreed way of dealing with their effects on methods like traditional lexicostatistics. We argue that one promising approach involves subdividing standard meaning-lists into more and less conservative sublists. Differences between trees or networks generated from these sublists may then indicate borrowing. This approach has been tested on Indo-European, but here we apply it to languages of the Andes in an attempt to answer the vexed Quechumara question: are Quechua and Aymara genetically related, or linked only by contact? Our evidence suggests that contact is the more likely explanation for parallels between Quechua and Aymara. en
dc.format.extent 24 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Transactions of the Philological Society en
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dc.title Swadesh sublists and the benefits of borrowing: An Andean case study en
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontojournal/article en
dc.contributor.institution Vice-Chancellor's Office en
dc.contributor.institution Department of Modern Languages en
dc.contributor.institution Department of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.contributor.institution Department of Lifelong Learning en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en

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