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Books: Historical Linguistics: Saul Levin

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Message 1: Semitic and Indo-European: Saul Levin

Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 14:36:37 +0000
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Subject: Semitic and Indo-European: Saul Levin

Title: Semitic and Indo-European
Subtitle: Volume II: Comparative morphology, syntax and phonetics
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 226
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
Book URL:
Author: Saul Levin, SUNY, Binghamton 
Hardback: ISBN: 1588112225, Pages: xviii, 592, Price: USD 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 902724734X, Pages: xviii, 592, Price: EUR 110.00


This is a sequel to the author's Semitic and Indo-European: The
Principal Etymologies (1995). That volume provided the key examples of
morphological correspondences between the Semitic and the
Indo-European languages. In this sequel, the author analyzes
correspondences of structure, either within a certain group of
languages or belonging to a distantly related group, by looking at
inflectional morphology, case, grammar, and phonology. Thus are
uncovered the prehistoric means of oral communication, linking the
forerunners of ancient societies in Asia, Africa, and Europe, as they
talked about livestock or revealed some inner sentiment.

Table of Contents

Preface vii 
Bibliographical Abbreviations xi 
Chapter VI: The Structure of Roots and of Uninflected Words 1 
Chapter VII: Stative Inflections 58 
Chapter VIII: Inflections of Active Verbs and Verbal Nouns 110 
Chapter IX: Case-endings and Other Suffixes of Nouns and Adjectives 194 
Chapter X: Syntax 283 
Chapter XI: Corresponding Consonants 332 
Chapter XII: Vowels and Suprasegmental Sounds 473 
Chapter XIII, Epilogue: Echoes of Prehistoric Life and Culture 526 
Indices 545

Lingfield(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Semitic & Indo-European

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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