Origin and Evolution of Languages - Approaches, Models, Paradigms - Bernard Laks

Origin and Evolution of Languages - Approaches, Models, Paradigms - Bernard Laks

Comparativism: from genealogy to genetics

Origin and Evolution of Languages - Approaches, Models, Paradigms - Bernard Laks

Bernard Laks [+-]
University of Paris X.
Bernard Laks is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Paris X. He is head of the CNRS laboratory ‘Models, Dynamics, Corpus’. Specialized in phonology and in cognitive linguistics, he has published on general and French phonology, harmonic and connexionist phonology, history of linguistics, sociolinguistics and variationism. His publications include Langage et cognition : l'approche connexionniste (Hermès, 1996), Phonologie autosegmentale : l'accentuatio (Editions du CNRS, 1997), Phonology from phonetics to cognition, co-edited with J. Durand (Oxford University Press, 2002) and Origine de l'homme, origine des langues, co-edited with B. Victorri (Langages N°146, 2002).

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This article has the modest aim of contributing to a more informed critical discussion in the light of the principal arguments at stake here, by bringing out some of the issues that can be discerned across previous or present day themes.

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Laks, Bernard. Comparativism: from genealogy to genetics. Origin and Evolution of Languages - Approaches, Models, Paradigms. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 157 - 191 May 2008. ISBN 9781845535537. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=19030. Date accessed: 03 Dec 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.19030. May 2008

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