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Multidisciplinary perspectives on the Austronesian homeland: A critique
|Title:||Multidisciplinary perspectives on the Austronesian homeland: A critique|
|Authors:||Lee, Nala Huiying|
|Date Issued:||01 Sep 2012|
|Publisher:||University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Department of Linguistics|
|Citation:||Lee, Nala Huiying. 2012. Multidisciplinary perspectives on the Austronesian homeland: A critique. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics 43(4).|
|Series:||University of Hawai‘I at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics|
|Abstract:||Linguistics, archaeology, and genetics have been used to reconstruct the past. Where findings differ, there is a tendency to rely on a hierarchy of reliability in the sciences. With regard to the Austronesian homeland, it has been asserted that linguistics and archaeology rely on each other’s evidence for postulating an Out-of-Taiwan hypothesis. This paper examines the arguments that use individual lines of evidence. Whereas evidence from linguistics and archaeology support an Out-of-Taiwan hypothesis, genetics does not provide a coherent scenario for or against such a hypothesis. Issues of dating, sampling, and non-paternity should be addressed before genetics can be reliably used in conjunction with linguistics and archaeology.|
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