Genealogical classification of New Indo-Aryan languages and lexicostatistics
Anton Kogan (Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences,
Journal of Language Relationship, № 14/3-4, 2016 - p.227-258
Genetic relations among Indo-Aryan languages are still unclear. Existing classifications are often intuitive and do not rest upon rigorous criteria. In the present article an attempt is made to create a classification of New Indo-Aryan languages, based on up-to-date lexicostatistical data. The comparative analysis of the resulting genealogical tree and traditional classifications allows the author to draw conclusions about the most probable genealogy of the Indo-Aryan languages.
Keywords: Indo-Aryan languages, language classification, lexicostatistics, glottochronology