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Language documentation and historical linguistics

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Abstract

This paper examines the relationship between language documentation, especially documentation of endangered languages, and historical linguistics. It address the questions, why is language documentation important to historical linguistics? and what can historical linguistics contribute to language documentation? Several ways in which the two are interconnected, mutually supportive, and together contribute to linguistics generally are discussed, illustrated by examples from a number of indigenous languages of the Americas.

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