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LINGUIST List 24.2878

Mon Jul 15 2013

Books: Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic: Kroonen

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 10-Jul-2013
From: Els van Egmond <egmondebrill.com>
Subject: Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic: Kroonen
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Title: Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic
Series Title: Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series
Published: 2013
Publisher: Brill
                http://www.brill.com

Book URL: http://www.brill.com/etymological-dictionary-proto-germanic

Author: Guus Kroonen
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004183407 Pages: 836 Price: Europe EURO 239.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004183407 Pages: 836 Price: U.S. $ 340.00
Abstract:

The Germanic languages, which include English, German, Dutch and Scandinavian, belong to the best-studied languages in the world, but the picture of their parent language, Proto-Germanic, continues to evolve. This new etymological dictionary offers a wealth of material collected from old and new Germanic sources, ranging from Gothic to Elfdalian, from Old English to the Swiss dialects, and incorporates several important advances in Proto-Germanic phonology, morphology and derivation.

With its approximately 2,800 headwords and at least as many derivations, it covers the larger part of the Proto-Germanic vocabulary, and attempts to trace it back to its Proto-Indo-European foundations.
The result is a landmark etymological study indispensable to Indo-Europeanists and Germanicists, as well as to the non-specialist.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Lexicography
Language Family(ies): Indo-European

Written In: English (eng)

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