Methods of Verification of Binary and Mass Comparison of Languages (comment on efficiency of the methods of M. Swadesh and J. Greenberg)

  • A.V. Korolyova
Keywords: method of verification, binary and mass comparison of languages, ontological and epistemological approaches, related languages


This article critically examines the verification of methods of binary and mass comparison of languages from the standpoint of the ontological and epistemological approaches; the ontological approach to the interpretation of the language comparison is based on the fact that the languages are related – these are different temporal and spatial variations of the same continuous linguistic evolution, whereas the epistemological approach provides the evidence of linguistic affinity with the appropriate operating procedures with the assistance of a reliable verification database.


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How to Cite
Korolyova, A. (2016, March 30). Methods of Verification of Binary and Mass Comparison of Languages (comment on efficiency of the methods of M. Swadesh and J. Greenberg). Scientific Journal of National Pedagogical Dragomanov University. Series 9. Current Trends in Language Development, (14), 125-130. Retrieved from