Re: Interdisciplinary Indiscipline? Can Phylogenetic Methods

From: fournet.arnaud
Message: 51797
Date: 2008-01-22

 
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From: mkelkar2003
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Subject: [Courrier ind├ęsirable] [tied] Re: Interdisciplinary Indiscipline? Can Phylogenetic Methods

--- In cybalist@... s.com, "mkelkar2003" <swatimkelkar@ ...> wrote:
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> Interdisciplinary Indiscipline? Can Phylogenetic Methods
> Meaningfully Be Applied to Language Data ┬Ś
> and to Dating Language?
>
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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.

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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.

Arnaud

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 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.

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Which **odds** ?

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