[Lingtyp] Temporal features?

Claire Bowern clairebowern at gmail.com
Tue Oct 2 13:50:37 UTC 2018

If I remember right, double negation of this sort has featured on Language
Log in the past....
It's impossible to maintain the claim that (at least for the domains we
studied) hunter-gatherers share features which make them a group distinct
from agriculturalists.

On Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 9:47 AM Arnold M. Zwicky <zwicky at stanford.edu> wrote:

> Claire writes:
> > Though I'm not sure we ever said this explicitly in this project, the
> overall impression I got from coding and analyzing all this data was that
> the sample of hunter-gatherers was more variable than intensive
> agriculturalists, but not necessarily more so than small-scale
> agriculturalists. Certainly none of the claims that hunter-gatherer
> languages share features as a group distinct from agriculturalists is
> impossible to maintain.
> Could we have that last sentence again, with only one negating element in
> it?
> Arnold
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