MOTHER TONGUE
Newsletter of the Association for the Study of Language In Prehistory

Issue 25 · Summer 1995


New York Times Notices Linguistics!

During the past decade of activity in human origins science the leading American newspaper has conspicuously ignored most of the developments, but especially the linguistic ones. Thus it is noteworthy that the Times suddenly printed a big spread on Nostratic in its Tuesday 'Science News' section (June 27, 1995, C1, C13). Little new stuff in it, except that Bomhard got some due recognition and Manaster-Ramer unexpectedly appeared as a prime researcher in this field. Don Ringe seemed to be saying that the Uralic+Indo-Aryan hypothesis passed the 'Ringe test'. The tree of Nostratic presented was not accurate but it was Eurocentric to an extreme.

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