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  1. Pedro Beade (1989). Falsification and Falsifiability in Historical Linguistics. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 19 (2):173-181.
  2. Fred D'Agostino (1985). Ontology and Explanation in Historical Linguistics. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 15 (2):147-165.
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  3. Christopher Hitchcock (1999). Exactness and Pseudoexactness in Historical Linguistics. Topoi 18 (2):127-139.
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  4. Christopher Hitchcock (1998). The Common Cause Principle in Historical Linguistics. Philosophy of Science 65 (3):425-447.
    Despite the platitude that analytic philosophy is deeply concerned with language, philosophers of science have paid little attention to methodological issues that arise within historical linguistics. I broach this topic by arguing that many inferences in historical linguistics conform to Reichenbach's common cause principle (CCP). Although the scope of CCP is narrower than many have thought, inferences about the genealogies of languages are particularly apt for reconstruction using CCP. Quantitative approaches to language comparison are readily understood as methods for detecting (...)
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  5. Thérèse Vedet (2005). Parry in Paris: Structuralism, Historical Linguistics, and the Oral Theory. Classical Antiquity 24 (2):257-284.