Methods for Revealing Degree of Language Affinity

  • Ya.V. Kapranov
Keywords: language affinity, basic vocabulary, methods for revealing degree of language affinity

Abstract

The article clarifies the definition of the term “language affinity” and represents its degrees; the notion of “basic vocabulary” as a means for substantiating the degrees of language affinity has been given; an attempt has been made to represent the methods for revealing the degree of language affinity, among which: a comparative-historical method with procedures of internal and external reconstruction, glottochronological / lexicostatistical method of M. Swadesh, a method of mass comparison of J. Greenberg.

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Published
2018-05-14
How to Cite
Kapranov, Y. (2018, May 14). Methods for Revealing Degree of Language Affinity. Scientific Journal of National Pedagogical Dragomanov University. Series 9. Current Trends in Language Development, (16), 113-125. Retrieved from https://sjnpu.com.ua/index.php/journal/article/view/116