Linguistic Diversity in Space and Time

In this ground-breaking book, Johanna Nichols proposes means of describing, comparing, and interpreting linguistic diversity, both genetic and structural, providing the foundations for a theory of diversity based upon population science. This book will interest linguists, archaeologists, and population specialists. An awe-inspiring book, unequalled in scope, originality, and the range of language data considered. --Anna Siewierska, Linguistics Fascinating...A brilliant pioneering study. --Journal of Indo-European Studies A superbly reasoned book. --John A. C. Greppin, Times Literary Supplement