Nevertheless, the tightly integrated arguments and sets of data in this paper, together with those in McAlpin 2003, make an argument for cognation
, in general, and the Zagrosian hypothesis, in particular, that stands on its own and must be disproved in detail.
The phonological similarity of Boruca and Cabecar words may be due to cognation
or, if not, to borrowing.
For an argument that problematises the centrality of cognatic kinship in studies of Southeast Asia see Cognation
and Social Organization in Southeast Asia, ed.
, and common method variance: Psychometric and verbal protocol evidence.
But "we are not compelled to regard highly corporate kin functions simply in terms of the unilineal principle, for we now know that groups recruited on the basis of cognation
, or a combination of principles, can carry them out as well.
The political geography of these two Transcaucasian republics--with a strip of Azeri territory called Nakhichevan separated from Azerbaijan proper by Armenia, and the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh situated within the borders of Azerbaijan despite its ethnic cognation
to Armenia--was a brainchild of Stalin.