LINGUIST List 14.3389

Tue Dec 9 2003

Books: Historical Linguistics: CASULE

Editor for this issue: Madhavi Jammalamadaka <madhulinguistlist.org>


Links to the websites of all LINGUIST's supporting publishers are available at the end of this issue.

Directory

  1. lincom.europa, Burushaski Etymologies: CASULE

Message 1: Burushaski Etymologies: CASULE

Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 15:58:11 -0500 (EST)
From: lincom.europa <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Burushaski Etymologies: CASULE



Title: Burushaski Etymologies
Subtitle: The Indo-European and Paleo-balkanic affinities of Burushaski
Series Title: LINCOM Etymological Studies 01

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Lincom GmbH www.lincom-europa.com
 http://lincom.at

Author: ILIJA CASULE, Macquarie University 
Paperback: ISBN: 3895860891, Pages: 160, Price: EUR 50


Abstract:

By applying the most stringent principles of the
comparative-historical met hod nearly two hundred Burushaski words are
analysed which display firm Ind o-European correspondences that do not
originate from an Indo-Aryan or Iran ian source. The etymologies show
consistent and regular phonetic correspond ences and highly specific
semantic concordance with the ancient Balkan lang uages (most notably
Phrygian and Thracian) and with Balto-Slavic. The basi and compact
semantic fields to which the analysed vocabulary belongs (body parts,
age and family relations, agriculture, plant names, sheep-farming,
geographical features, names of vessels and tools, core adjectives and
verb s) together with the derivational, grammatical and structural
correspondenc es point to a rather close relationship and affinity of
Burushaski with the se linguistic groupations.
 It can be concluded that there is an ancient Indo-European layer
in Burushaski which indicates an early relationship or contact in its
history with the Southern (Aegean) branch of I.E. on the one hand and
with the North ern I.E. group on the other, with which it shows
remarkable and very close correspondences.Further systematic study of
Burushaski vocabulary and grammar should cla rify the implications of
these findings and determine more closely Burushas ki's affiliation
within Indo-European.

2nd printing. (visit our webshop: www.lincom.at)

Lingfield(s):	Historical Linguistics 

Subject Language(s): Burushaski (Language Code: BSK)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

 See this book announcement on our website:
 http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=8314.
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

-------------------------- Major Supporters --------------------------
Blackwell Publishing http://www.blackwellpublishing.com
Cambridge University Press http://www.cup.org
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd http://www.continuumbooks.com
Elsevier Ltd. http://www.elsevier.com/locate/linguistics
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Kluwer Academic Publishers http://www.wkap.nl/
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates http://www.erlbaum.com/
Lincom GmbH www.lincom-europa.com
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Mouton de Gruyter http://www.mouton-publishers.com
Oxford University Press http://www.oup-usa.org/
Pacini Editore Spa http://www.pacinieditore.it/index_dinamico.htm
Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/
Routledge (Taylor and Francis) http://www.routledge.com/

---------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ----------------------
Anthropological Linguistics http://www.indiana.edu/~anthling/
CSLI Publications http://csli-publications.stanford.edu/
Canadian Journal of Linguistics http://www.utpjournals.com/jour.ihtml?lp=cjl/cjl.html
Cascadilla Press http://www.cascadilla.com/
Evolution Publishing http://www.evolpub.com
Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc., Umass http://server102.hypermart.net/glsa/index.htm
International Pragmatics Assoc. http://ipra-www.uia.ac.be/ipra/
Linguistic Assoc. of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com
Pearson Longman http://www.pearsoneduc.com/discipline.asp?d=LG
SIL International http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd. http://www.stjerome.co.uk
Utrecht Institute of Linguistics http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/