Abstract

Several methods for determining a numerical distance between languages have been proposed in the literature. In this thesis I implement one of them, the ALINE distance, and develop a methodology for comparing its results with other language distance metrics. I then compare it with a leading distance metric, the LDND distance, proposed by the ASJP project.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Humanities; Linguistics and English Language

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Date Submitted

2010-11-22

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd4066

Keywords

language phylogenies, automatic language classification

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