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Allan R. Bomhard (born 1943 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American linguist.
He was educated at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Hunter College, and the City University of New York, and served in the U.S. Army from 1964—1966. He currently resides in Charleston, SC. He has studied the controversial hypotheses about the underlying unity among the proposed Nostratic and Eurasiatic language families.
- Toward Proto-Nostratic: A New Approach to the Comparison of Proto-Indo-European and Proto-Afroasiatic. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 1984.
- Indo-European and the Nostratic Hypothesis. Charleston: SIGNUM Desktop Publishing, 1996.
- Reconstructing Proto-Nostratic: Comparative Phonology, Morphology, and Vocabulary. Leiden and Boston: Brill. 2 vols, 2008
- The Nostratic Hypothesis in 2011: Trends and Issues. Washington, DC: Institute for the Study of Man, 2011.
- An Introductory Grammar of the Pali Language. Charleston: Charleston Buddhist Fellowship, 2012
with John C. Kerns:
- The Nostratic Macrofamily: A Study in Distant Linguistic Relationship. Berlin, New York, NY, and Amsterdam: Mouton de Gruyter, 1994.