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Old 04-14-2016, 08:59 AM
Les Espaces Du Sommeil Les Espaces Du Sommeil is offline
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Linguist Merritt Ruhlen is a lecturer in Anthropological Sciences at Stanford. His efforts to reconstruct the Proto-Human language, the highly conjectural common ancestor of all the world's languages has very few supporters and loads of critics. According to the latter, his theories fall into the "not-even-wrong" category.

"... the search for global etymologies is at best a hopeless waste of time, at worst an embarrassment to linguistics as a discipline, unfortunately confusing and misleading to those who might look to linguistics for understanding in this area" (Campbell and Poser 2008:393).

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