Comparative Indo-European Linguistics: An Introduction
J. Benjamins Pub., 1995 - 376 sider
The book gives a comprehensive introduction to Comparative Indo-European Linguistics, the first to appear in English. It starts with a presentation of the languages of the family (from English and the other Germanic languages, the Celtic and Slavic languages, Latin, Greek and Sanskrit through Armenian and Albanian) and a discussion of the culture and origin of the Indo-Europeans, the speakers of the Indo-European proto-language, who are considered to have lived in what is today the Ukraine.The book gives an introduction into the nature of language change and the methods of reconstruction of older language stages, with many examples (from the Indo-European languages). A full description is given of the sound changes, which makes it possible to follow the origin of the different Indo-European languages step by step. This is followed by a discussion of the development of all the morphological categories of Proto-Indo-European.
The book presents the latest in scholarly insights, like the laryngeal and glottalic theory, the accentuation, the ablaut patterns, and these are systematically integrated into the treatment.
While the book presents a large amount of material and discusses many principles and the relevant terminology, it is written in a very readable and lucid style. Use of the book is facilitated by an appendix on phonetics, a glossary, full indexes, and an extensive bibliography. The book can be used as a first introduction to the field, and at the same time brings the reader to the current moment of research.
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Old Greek OHG Old High German Olc . Old Icelandic Olr . Old Irish OLat . Old
Latin OLith . Old Lithuanian OLFr . Old Low Franconian ON Old Norse OP Old
Persian OPr . Old Prusssian ORuss . Old Russian OS Old Saxon Osc . Oscan
Valuable descriptions of languages were made by their own speakers , witness
the grammatical records in and about Old Icelandic which have come down to us
. The 16th and 17th centuries saw an advance in this regard . The invention of ...
North Germanic can be subdivided into West Nordic ( Norway and Iceland ) and
East Nordic ( Sweden and Denmark ) . We use the term Old Norse in a broader
sense for North Germanic up to 1500 , and in a more limited sense for old West ...
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Beekes presents an interesting, if in some places controversial, overview of the Indo-European languages and their comparative grammar. The book is divided into two parts. The first part deals with a ... Les hele vurderingen
The IndoEuropean Family of Languages
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