----- Original Message -----From: mkelkar2003Sent: Monday, January 21, 2008 5:49 PMSubject: [Courrier indésirable] [tied] Re: Interdisciplinary Indiscipline? Can Phylogenetic Methods
--- In cybalist@... s.com, "mkelkar2003" <swatimkelkar@ ...> wrote:
> Interdisciplinary Indiscipline? Can Phylogenetic Methods
> Meaningfully Be Applied to Language Data
> and to Dating Language?
http://www.arch. cam.ac.uk/ ~pah1003/ loe/All/PapersDo wnLoad/2006% 20%20Heggarty% 20-%20Interdisci plinary%20Indisc ipline.pdf
"The resulting phenogram immediately strikes
linguists as `wrong' at first glance.
I have that sectarian weakness to believe
I am a *real* linguist.
I have not been *struck* nor *stricken* nor *strucken*
This *first glance* needs some explanation.
It is at odds with
the phylogeny commonly proposed for Romance,
which has an Iberian sub-branch in which Portuguese
and Spanish are more closely related to each other
than either is to French.
Which **odds** ?