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dc.contributor.authorRobinson, Laura C.
dc.contributor.authorHolton, Gary
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-03T23:36:57Z
dc.date.available2012-11-03T23:36:57Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationLanguage Dynamics and Change 2(2).1-27en_US
dc.identifier.issn2210-5824
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/1052
dc.description.abstractThe non-Austronesian languages of Alor and Pantar in eastern Indonesia have been shown to be genetically related using the comparative method, but the identified phonological innovations are typologically common and do not delineate neat subgroups. We apply computational methods to recently-collected lexical data and are able to identify subgroups based on the lexicon. Crucially, the lexical data are coded for cognacy based on identified phonological innovations. This methodology can succeed even where phonological innovations themselves fail to identify subgroups, showing that computational methods using lexical data can be a powerful tool supplementing the comparative method.en_US
dc.publisherBrillen_US
dc.subjectAloren_US
dc.subjectPantaren_US
dc.subjectsubgroupingen_US
dc.subjectphylogeneticsen_US
dc.subjectlinguisticsen_US
dc.titleInternal classification of the Alor-Pantar language family using computational methods applied to the lexiconen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.peerreviewpeer reviewed by journal Language Dynamics and Changeen
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