Лингвистика для всех. Летние лингвистические школы 2007 и 2008.
The origin of native Americans is one of the most intriguing issues in world history. This article presents a synthesis of environmental, geological, archaeological, biological, linguistic, and folkloric evidence relevant to this issue as well as facts concerning prehistoric art. The totality of data indicates an Asian homeland situated anywhere from the Altai-Sayan to eastern China.
The article considers the place of linguistics in the hierarchy of the humanities in different periods of time during the XX–XXI centuries. It is about the role of linguistics in the world, and its strengthening is associated with the development of interdisciplinary relations of various kinds. Interdisciplinarity may arise as a result of increasing interest in language, in linguistic methods, in the relationship between language and thought, society, and so on. The situation in the USSR is considered separately, where other factors, primarily the social context, contributed to the prestige of linguistics. It is noted that today linguistics has partially lost its high place in the hierarchy of the humanities.
The present article continues the investigation of the Soqotri verbal system undertaken by the Russian-Soqotri fieldwork team. The article focuses on the so-called “weak” and “geminated” roots in the basic stem. The investigation is based on the analysis of full paradigms (perfect, imperfect and jussive) of more than 170 “weak” and “geminated” Soqotri verbs.