2. Historical linguistics and genealogical language classification in Africa

  title={2. Historical linguistics and genealogical language classification in Africa},
  author={Tom G{\"u}ldemann},
  journal={The Languages and Linguistics of Africa},
  • Tom Güldemann
  • Published 21 August 2018
  • Linguistics
  • The Languages and Linguistics of Africa
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