The use of statistical data to date the divergence of languages from their common sources.
- Unfortunately, the last published glottochronology for all the Caddoan languages dates to the 1960s, before the technique was refined.
- Many of the papers in these volumes show a revival of interest in the much criticised techniques of glottochronology and lexicostatistics.
- New methods in glottochronology provide logical and empirical proof that the second assumption is true.
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- These findings, and others which will in time be developed, will affect the method of glottochronological inquiry.
- This was predicted by Jane decades ago based on her glottochronological work with Tepiman and the larger Uto-Aztecan language family.
- As part of our study of Proto Indo European origins we have made glottochronological estimates of the separation of each European language group, Slavic, Celtic, Romance, etc., from each other.
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