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Lexicostatistical data (raw and derived text files) on 200 basic words in each of 95 Indoeuropean languages as collected/collated by Professor Isidore Dyen circa 1960

Black, Paul David : Lexicostatistical data (raw and derived text files) on 200 basic words in each of 95 Indoeuropean languages as collected/collated by Professor Isidore Dyen circa 1960.

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Contact Name Black, Paul David
Contact email Paul.Black@cdu.edu.au
Postal Address School of Education, Charles Darwin University, Ellengowan Dr, Casuarina NT 0810
Access Condition Copyright held by Dr Paul Black (Prof Dyen and Dr Kruskal have both passed away.) Licence CC BY-NC-SA: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 AU http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/au Access rights Open access.
Data Collection Name Lexicostatistical data (raw and derived text files) on 200 basic words in each of 95 Indoeuropean languages as collected/collated by Professor Isidore Dyen circa 1960
Creator Black, Paul David
Time Period Start Date 1960
Time Period End Date 1990
Description of Resource This dataset formed the basis of the 1992 seminal work 'An Indoeuropean Classification: A Lexicostatistical Experiment' by Isidore Dyen, Joseph B Kruskal and Paul Black. The publication tested lexicostatistical methods against what was already known about Indoeuropean languages using more traditional methods. The dataset comprises three descriptive documents and six raw and derived data text files. The three descriptive documents provide background and publication information on the dataset. The six text files contain all the data as collected and collated by Isidore Dyen circa 1960. One file contains the data that was placed on punched cards circa 1970, and transferred to disc circa 1990. It gives cognation data among 95 Indoeuropean speech varieties. For each meaning in the list of 200 basic meanings the file contains the forms used in the 95 speech varieties collected by Isidore Dyen and the cognation decisions among these forms made by Dyen circa 1970. Other files contain the statistical matrices produced from the raw data to determine similarities/differences between languages in order to create a tree like structure of evolution of Indoeuropean languages. Virtual copy of the data available at wordgumbo http://www.wordgumbo.com/ie/cmp
Language eng
ANZSRC Field of Research (FoR) Code 2004 - Linguistics
Collection Type Dataset
Related Publications Gray, RD & Atkinson, QD 2003,' Language-tree divergence times support the Anatolian theory of Indo-European origin', Nature vol.426, 27 November, pp. 435-439. .
uri : https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/bitstream/handle/2292/10655/nature02029.pdf%3Fsequence%3D3

Dyen, I, Kruskal, JB & Black, P 1992, 'An Indoeuropean classification: A lexicostatistical experiment', Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, vol. 82, Part 5. American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia..
uri : http://www.jstor.org/stable/1006517

Black, P 1976, 'Multidimensional scaling applied to linguistic relationships', in I Dyen & G Jucquois (eds.), Lexicostatistics in genetic linguistics: Proceedings of the Montreal Conference, Centre de Recherches Mathematiques Universite de Montreal, May 19-20, 1973, pp. 43-92. (Cahiers de l'Institut de Linguistique de Louvain 2/5-6.).
uri : http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/43282186

Kruskal, JB, Dyen, I & Black, P 1973, 'Some results from the vocabulary method of reconstructing language trees', in I Dyen (ed.), Lexicostatistics in genetic linguistics, 30-55. The Hague: Mouton. .
uri : http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/12156786

Kruskal, JB, Dyen, I & Black, P 1971, 'The vocabulary method of reconstructing language trees: Innovations and large-scale applications', in FR Hodson, DG Kendall & P Tautu (eds.), Mathematics in the archeological and historical sciences, 361-380. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. .
uri : http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/46695089



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