“The genealogical tree of world languages,” in: Alexander Militarev: The Jewish conundrum in world history. Academic Studies Press, Reference Library of Jewish Intellectual History, Boston 2010.
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Rooting Language Family Trees

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Daston, L. (2014). Les valeurs de la science. In D. Fassin, & S. Lézé (Eds.), La question morale: une anthologie critique (pp. 342-358). Paris: Presses Univ. de France. More
Ziemer, H. (2014). Der ethnologische Blick: Paul Bekker und das Feuilleton zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts. In H.-J. Hahn (Ed.), Kommunikationsräume des Europäischen - Jüdische Wissenskulturen jenseits des Nationalen (pp. 113-129). Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag. More

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