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Archaeology and Language in the Andes: Some General Models of Change

COLIN RENFREW

in Archaeology and Language in the Andes

Published by British Academy

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780197265031
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754142 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197265031.003.0002

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Archaeology and Language in the Andes: Some General Models of Change

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This chapter discusses the role of general models for language change and considers four such classes of model. The farming/language dispersal model is a frequent case for language replacement. But problems of chronology frequently obscure the relationships between archaeological and linguistic data.

Keywords: language change; language replacement; dispersal model

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Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE)

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