In Hot Pursuit of Language in Prehistory: Essays in the four fields of anthropology. In honor of Harold Crane Fleming

In Hot Pursuit of Language in Prehistory: Essays in the four fields of anthropology. In honor of Harold Crane Fleming

By: John D. Bengtson (editor)Hardback

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Compiled in honor and celebration of veteran anthropologist Harold C. Fleming, this book contains 23 articles by anthropologists (in the general sense) from the four main disciplines of prehistory: archaeology, biogenetics, paleoanthropology, and genetic (historical) linguistics. Because of Professor Fleming's major focus on language - he founded the Association for the Study of Language in Prehistory and the journal Mother Tongue - the content of the book is heavily tilted toward the study of human language, its origins, historical development, and taxonomy. Because of Fleming's extensive field experience in Africa some of the articles deal with African topics. This volume is intended to exemplify the principle, in the words of Fleming himself, that each of the four disciplines is enriched when it combines with any one of the other four. The authors are representative of the cutting edge of their respective fields, and this book is unusual in including contributions from a wide range of anthropological fields rather than concentrating in any one of them.


1. Foreword; 2. Acknowledgments; 3. Photographs; 4. Works of Harold Crane Fleming; 5. Part I. African peoples; 6. Geography, selected Afro-Asiatic families, and Y chromosome lineage variation: An exploration in linguistics and phylogeography (by Keita, Shomarka Omar); 7. A dental anthropological hypothesis relating to the ethnogenesis, origin, and antiquity of the Afro-Asiatic language family: Peopling of the Eurafrican-South Asian triangle IV (by Turner II, Christy G.); 8. African weeks (by McCall, Daniel F.); 9. Part II. African languages - synchronic studies; 10. Gender distinction and affirmative copula clauses in Zargulla (by Amha, Azeb); 11. Riddling in Gidole (by Black, Paul); 12. Part III. African languages - Classification and prehistory; 13. Lexicostatistical comparison of Omotic languages (by Blazek, Vaclav); 14. The primary branches of Cushitic: Seriating the diagnostic sound change rules (by Ehret, Christopher); 15. Erosion in Chadic (by Jungraithmayr, Herrmann); 16. On Kunama ukunkula 'elbow' and its proposed cognates in Nilo-Saharan languages (by Burgisser, Philippe); 17. The problem of pan-African roots (by Blench, Roger M.); 18. Part IV. Languages of Eurasia, Oceania, and the Americas; 19. Some thoughts on the Proto-Indo-European cardinal numbers (by Bomhard, Allan R.); 20. Some Old World experience of linguistic dating (by Janhunen, Juha A.); 21. The languages of Northern Eurasia: Inference to the best explanation (by Bengtson, John D.); 22. Slaying the Dragon across Eurasia (by Witzel, Michael); 23. Trombetti: The forefather of Indo-Pacific (by Morris, Jonathan); 24. Otomanguean loan words in Proto-Uto-Aztecan maize vocabulary? (by Hill, Jane H.); 25. Historical interpretations of geographical distributions of Amerind subfamilies (by Lepionka, Larry); 26. Part V. Human origins, Language origins, and Proto-Sapiens language; 27. Current topics in human evolutionary genetics (by Zegura, Steven L.); 28. A wild 50,000-year ride (by Lieberman, Philip); 29. Can Paleolithic stone artifacts serve as evidence for prehistoric language? (by Bar-Yosef, Ofer); 30. The origin of language: Symbiosism and symbiomism (by Driem, George L. van); 31. Some speculations on the evolution of language, and the language of evolution (by Whitehouse, Paul); 32. The age of Mama and Papa (by l'Etang, Alain Matthey de); 33. The millennial persistence of Indo-European and Eurasiatic pronouns and the origin of nominals (by Bancel, Pierre J.); 34. General index; 35. Index of languages and languages families; 36. Index of scholars discussed

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  • ISBN13: 9789027232526
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 476
  • ID: 9789027232526
  • weight: 1060
  • ISBN10: 9027232520

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