Some thoughts on the problem of the Austro-Asiatic homeland

  title={Some thoughts on the problem of the Austro-Asiatic homeland},
  author={Ilia Peiros},
  journal={Journal of Language Relationship},
  pages={101 - 114}
  • I. Peiros
  • Published 1 January 2011
  • Linguistics
  • Journal of Language Relationship
In a recent publication (“The Austroasiatic central riverine hypothesis”, JLR 4), Paul Sidwell came up with a new conception of what he considers to be the optimal localization of the original homeland of the Proto-Austro-Asiatic language: the Mekong valley in and around Indochina. The current paper is written in response to Sidwell’s conclusions. These are, first of all, evaluated from a strictly linguistic (lexicostatistical) point of view, and then compared with some of the available… 
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