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Elephant in the Room: The Dysfunctional State of Affairs in Indo-European Language Studies

Journal: NETSOL: New Trends in Social and Liberal Sciences (Vol.3, No. 2)

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Page : 56-58

Keywords : Indo-European; Linguistics; Language; Historical Linguistics;

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Book Review: Asya Pereltsvaig and Martin W. Lewis. The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics, is an effort by Asya Pereltsvaig and Martin Lewis to shed light on a recent study that, despite glaring methodological inadequacies, managed to garner mass popular acceptance within certain circles of the academic and in popular media. Implied in this corrective effort lies the great challenge: stemming the spread of bad information and getting the metaphorical toothpaste back in the tube.

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