Language Family ( Concept )
http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/LanguageFamily


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      |_ Abstract
            |_ Taxon
                  |_ Linguistic Taxon
                        |_ Genetic Taxon
                              |_ Language Family


Definition:

Group of languages that are genetically related, i.e can be traced to a common proto-language. The ordering of languages into a common language family is usually based on phonological, morphological, and lexical correspondences that stem from the proto-language. ... it refers to the largest spectrum of languages for which a genetic relationship can be demonstrated. [Bussmann 1996: 262]


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