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... From: Kronos Vol. XI No. 2 (Winter 1986) Home | Issue Contents "Uniformitarianism in Linguistics" by Craig Christy (John Benjamins, Philadelphia, 1983; 139 pp., $20) Reviewed by Roger W. Wescott Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics Drew University, Madison, N. J. To any linguist who has, as I have, an interest in earth history and evolutionary theory, the title of this book looks exciting. Even if the author turns out to be an unregenerate uniformitarian, I thought, it will be interesting to see how he defines "linguistic catastrophism" (or its equivalent) and how he evaluates it. Unfortunately ...
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... :1 , Fall 1984, pp. 58-61), I was surprised by his statement, on p. 60, that "the initial migration of Celtic peoples into Britain is generally considered to have taken place not much earlier than 500 B.C ." . My surprise was occasioned by the fact that, in both archaeologically and linguistically oriented courses since the 1960's, I have been telling my students that, while the Britons, linguistically ancestral to the Welsh, probably did not reach Britain till the 5th century B.C ., the Gaels, linguistically ancestral to the Irish, probably arrived there in the 19th century B.C . - and remained till pushed ...
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3. Editor's Page [Journals] [Aeon]
... From: Aeon V:6 (Aug 2000) Home | Issue Contents Editor's Page Dwardu Cardona Mark Newbrook is a linguist who has been featured more than once in the Australian publication of The Skeptic (not to be confused with U. S. publications of the same or similar names). One of his articles, titled "Linguistic Reconstruction and Revisionist Accounts of Ancient History," was published in the Winter 2000 issue of that periodical. There, in his criticism of the way proponents of so-called fringe theories misuse so-called linguistic evidence, Newbrook had a few things to say concerning the so-called Saturnists, neo-Velikovskians, and the journal AEON. It is true that, as ...
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... with this view,(1 ) but I suspect that the ancient Egyptians and their contemporaries may have had sensory impressions of the world that differed perceptually from ours as well as having different conceptions of those impressions. In his understandable zeal to support this view, however, Talbott seems to me to use arguments chiefly, but not exclusively, linguistic which actually weaken it. While most of these arguments are merely ambiguous, a few are flatly erroneous. One such argument, on p. 28, is that "the idea that Coptic goes back to the time of the Pyramid Texts is about as cogent as the notion that English is rooted in the language of the Navajo Indians ...
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... the last section (pp. 63-64)- "The Indo-European Invasions"- deals with the Phrygian incursion from Thrace and the Cimmerian incursion from Caucasia, the former of which is conventionally dated about 1200 B.C . and the later about 650 B.C . There is little doubt that both peoples were Indo-European, Phrygian having been linguistically related to Thracian and Old Macedonian, and Cimmerian having belonged to either the Thraco-Phrygian group or the Iranian group of languages. Earlier in his article, Dr. Hewsen refers to the Mitanni, the Hittites (both with and without quotation marks), and the Lydians, implying but not stating that they were non-lndo-European peoples. This implication ...
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... , a view, we suggest, of which the ascendancy in contemporary intellectual circles may be one significant factor in the prevailing deafness to the theses of Immanuel Velikovsky. For Levi-Strauss, the function of myth is in essence logical: the formation and transformation of patterns of binary opposition, the particular terms of which are arbitrary. His models are linguistic, specifically the structural linguistics of Ferdinand de Saussure and Roman Jakobson. To these structural linguists whether we call a bird a bird, or Vogel, or ucello, or pajaro, or oiscau, is unimportant. What is germane is a function of "alteration or opposition" between elements which "in spite of having no meaning of ...
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7. The Velikovskian Vol. IV, No. 2: Contents [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... Immanuel Velikovsky, written by Velikovsky's daughter, Ruth Velikovsky Sharon Ph.D ., and in Rebels & Devils, The Psychology of Liberation, with distinguished authors Robert Anton Wilson, William S. Burroughs, and Timothy Leary. Roger Wescott, Summa Cum Laude, first in his class at Princeton in 1945, Ph.D . in Linguistics 1948, and Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. After doing anthropological fieldwork in Nigeria, he founded and directed the African Language Program at Michigan State University. He also directed radio programs and made network television appearances discussing this research. Notable among his 500 publications and 40 books are The Divine Animal: An Exploration of Human Potentiality, 1969, ...
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... From: Kronos Vol. III No. 1 (Fall 1977) Home | Issue Contents Ancient Transatlantic Contacts? A Review of Fell, Van Sertima, and Von Wuthenau Roger W. Wescott Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics Drew University, Madison, N. J. AMERICA B.C .: Ancient Settlers in the New World, by Barry Fell, A Demeter Press Book, Quandrangle/The New York Times Book Company, New York, 1976, $12.S0. THEY CAME BEFORE COLUMBUS (dust jacket subtitle: The African Presence in Ancient America), by Ivan Van Sertima, Random House, New York, 1976, $15.00. UNEXPECTED ...
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9. Chapter 16 Hittites ? Lydians [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... ibid. Charles Ginenthal, Pillars of the Past 499 nature, is aimed at those familiar with these names and the history associated with them. Therefore, those who find the next few pages incomprehensible, are asked to either read them and not worry about confusion, or merely to skip them and pick up the text under the heading "Linguistic Evidence." With this in mind, here is the text of Sweeney's work. The following are pages 56 through 58 of Ramessides, Medes and Persians. This material is most vulnerable to historical criticism because documents for the Lydians as well as for the Hittites are not complete and important ones are surely missing. "Classical sources inform ...
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... From: Kronos Vol. IV No. 4 (Summer 1979) Home | Issue Contents The Twelfth Planet: by Zecharia Sitchin (Stein and Day, New York, 1976; 384 pages, $12.95) Reviewed by Roger W. Wescott Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics Sitchin writes well. His book has good graphic illustrations. His scholarly sources - including the works of such orientalists as Henri Frankfort, Thorkild Jacobsen, and Samuel Kramer - are of high quality. And his contention that our solar system has undergone drastic changes in its planetary composition is refreshing to any reader willing to view natural history from a standpoint other than one of rigid uniformitarianism. Once these ...
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