rate of change

john peter maher jpmaher at neiu.edu
Thu Feb 25 02:21:30 UTC 1999

Glottochronology has its defenders, but they don't seem to be historical
linguistics. It's a fad and sheer pseudo-science.

The problem was shown by Lyle Campbell, who computed that a pair of brothers in
Central America must have diverged 500 years ago.

j p maher

[ moderator snip of Manaster-Ramer post ]

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Date: Wed, 24 Feb 1999 20:30:57 -0600
From: john peter maher <jpmaher at neiu.edu>
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