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HistLing Meeting: Mythbusters

Friday, September 28, 2012
12:00 AM
Lorch 403

Busting historical linguistics myths!

HistLing will have a Mythbusters session, focusing on myths in historical linguistics.  One topic will be Sir William Jones's famous saying about the relatedness of some Indo-European languages -- which, when one looks at the entire context of his observation about an ancestor "which, perhaps, no longer exists", shows that he actually went off the rails in his groupings