Linguistic KB (was Re: Original Dravidian Homeland)

Dominik Wujastyk ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK
Mon Jun 21 06:29:04 UTC 1999

On Sat, 19 Jun 1999, Das Devaraj wrote:

> So that puts 4000 BCE (or 6000 years ago) as the upper limit
> of the currently known linguistic knowledge base. Is there a
> way to quantify the level of certainty (mentioned in the email
> quoted as "some knowledge") of this knowledge base?

Do you have good reasons to disagree with the techniques for linguistic
chronometrics and language drift discussed, for instance, in Renfrew's old
book Archaeology and Language, and the sources he refers to?

All the best,

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