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the determination of how long ago different languages evolved from a common source language

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Glottochronology is not popular any more even with many scholars who were very active in this field.
Since only attack can lead to victory (at least in military tactics), he opened several flanks: one against the method of glottochronology and linguistic reconstruction (chapter 5), one against the current model for Proto-Indo-European society, especially as represented by Dumezil, (chapter 10), and one against the notion of migrations in later prehistory (chapter 2).
He used a controversial technique called glottochronology, which relies on the premise that, in common with DNA, language undergoes verbal mutations at a constant rate.
Let me reiterate what John Huehnergard wrote in his essay: "It is disappointing that a number of scholars continue to use glottochronology and lexicostatistics as the basis of their internal classifications of Semitic" (p.