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.
College and Department
Humanities; Linguistics and English Language
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Huff, Paul A., "PyAline: Automatically Growing Language Family Trees Using the ALINE Distance" (2010). Theses and Dissertations. 2389.
language phylogenies, automatic language classification