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LINGUIST List 22.2103

Tue May 17 2011

Books: Historical Linguistics/Morphology/Phonology/Typology: Kroonen

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        1.     Eric van Broekhuizen , The Proto-Germanic n-stems: Kroonen

Message 1: The Proto-Germanic n-stems: Kroonen
Date: 16-May-2011
From: Eric van Broekhuizen <E.van.Broekhuizenrodopi.nl>
Subject: The Proto-Germanic n-stems: Kroonen
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Title: The Proto-Germanic n-stems
Subtitle: A study in diachronic morphophonology
Series Title: Leiden Studies in Indo-European vol. 18
Published: 2011
Publisher: Rodopi
                http://www.rodopi.nl/

Book URL: http://www.rodopi.nl/senj.asp?BookId=LEIDEN+18

Author: Guus Kroonen
Electronic: ISBN: 9789042032934 Pages: 424 Price: Europe EURO 85.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789042032927 Pages: 424 Price: Europe EURO 85.00
Abstract:

The n-stems are an intriguing part of Proto-Germanic morphology. Unlike any
other noun class, the n-stems have roots that are characterized by
systematic consonant and vowel alternations across the different Germanic
dialects. This monograph represents a diachronic investigation of this root
variation. It traces back the Germanic n-stems to their Indo-European
origin, and clarifies their formal characteristics by an interaction of
sound law and analogy. This book therefore is not just an attempt to
account for the typology of the Germanic n-stems, but also a case study of
the impact that sound change may have on the evolution of morphology and
derivation.

Guus Kroonen's research focuses on the historical linguistics of the
Germanic languages, both from the modern dialectal and the Indo-European
perspective. He studied Scandinavian languages in Amsterdam and Comparative
Indo-European linguistics in Leiden, where he also obtained his doctoral
degree. He is a contributor to the Leiden Indo-European Etymological
Dictionary, for which he has prepared the Etymological Dictionary of
Proto-Germanic (Brill, forthcoming).

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Morphology
                            Phonology
                            Typology
Language Family(ies): Germanic

Written In: English (eng )

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