Tuesday, 18 June, 2013
The Great Vowel Shift Web Site (Popularity: )
An interactive introduction to the Great Vowel Shift, a major sound change in the English language. Includes sound and animation.
English from the 7th to the 18th c. (Popularity: )
An attempt at a very brief outline of the history of English by Tuba Ince.
A possible homeland of the Indo-European languages (Popularity: )
Since most scholars assume an Indo-European homeland in the steppes north of the Black Sea, a full video study of this option is presented, based on the splits suggested by ...
The Controversy over the Word 'Squaw' (Popularity: )
The definition of the word 'squaw' and its corruption by the American Indian Movement.
The Proto-Sumerian Language Invention Process (Popularity: )
Eleven-page paper describing how the early Sumerians invented their language, with a complete lexicon of the first words in their language.
What Has a Hippo in Common With a Feather? (Popularity: )
Historical linguistics and etymology.
Grimm's Law (Popularity: )
A demonstration of the law.
Genetic Distance and Language Affinities (Popularity: )
Between Autochthonous Human Populations.
Take Our Word for It (Popularity: )
Weekly etymology magazine.
Kjell Gustafson's homepage - Historical Linguistics (Popularity: )
An overview of the field of historical linguistics and its sub-disciplines.
SAFi etymology. Indo-European, Nostratic or Eurasian ? (Popularity: )
SAFi is a lexeme of several groups of languages such as Indo-European, Semito-chamitic, ouralo-altaic and niger-kordofanian. Its distribution consolidates historical linguistic theories of Nostratic or Eurasian roots previous to the ...
Schousboe: Teaching Historical Linguistics (Popularity: )
For educators- a course curriculum designed for a one-semester course.
Evolution of Communication (Popularity: )
An international multidisciplinary academic journal. Contents and abstracts from first three issues.
Chronology: History of English (Popularity: )
"Chronology of Events in the History of English" summarizing the emergence and evolution of the language spanning 5 millenia.
Wilton's Word & Phrase Origins (Popularity: )
Etymological site offers a brief history of the English language, discussion boards and a search feature.
Tracking Linguistic Drift: The Comparative Method (Popularity: )
Indo-European and the Comparative Method (Popularity: )
Everything you ever wanted to know about Proto-Indo-European (and the comparative method), but were afraid to ask.
Ancient Scripts - Historical Linguistics (Popularity: )
Introduction to historical linguistics with language family charts and extensive links list.
Lingua ex Machina: Reconciling Darwin and Chomsky with the human brain (Popularity: )
William Calvin and Derek Bickerton offer three ways for getting from ape behaviors to syntax. They focus on the transition from simple word association in short sentences (protolanguage) to longer ...
Introduction to Historical Linguistics (Popularity: )
A brief summary of the subject of comparative linguistics.
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