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Ref ID: 35432
Ref Type: Journal Article
Authors: van Driem, George
Title: A new theory on the origin of Chinese
Date: 1999
Source: Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association
Notes: Indo-Pacific Prehistory: The Melaka Papers Vol. 2
Abstract: The first four sections of this paper provide an abridged historical synopsis of the main developments in linguistic thinking about the genetic relationships of Chinese and other language of eastern Eurasia. The fifth and last section relates recent insights in Tibeto-Burman phylogeny to the discoveries of archaeologists in China and neighboring countries. The dispersal of Neolithic cultural complexes is shown to correspond to the present-day distribution of Tibeto-Burman language communities when viewed in light of the new informed phylogeny.
Date Created: 4/17/2001
Volume: 18
Page Start: 43
Page End: 58