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Title: Studies in Baltic and Indo-European Linguistics
Subtitle: In honor of William R. Schmalstieg
Edited By: Philip Baldi
Pietro U. Dini
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 254

This collection of twenty-nine research papers is dedicated to the eminent
Balticist, Slavicist and Indo-Europeanist, William R. Schmalstieg in commemoration of his seventy-fifth birthday. It contains contributions by specialists of mainly Baltic and Indo-European linguistics which are reflective of Schmalstieg's own scholarly interests over the decades of his career, including technical aspects of Baltic and Indo-European phonology, morphology and syntax, etymology, language universals, the history of linguistics and the Baltic text tradition. Contributors include prominent scholars from the United States and Europe, both east and west. All papers are in English, and all linguistic material in less commonly known languages is provided with an English translation, making the contents accessible to a wider audience of readers.

Table of contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Philip Baldi and Pietro U. Dini ix

William R. Schmalstieg: The Man and the Scholar
Philip Baldi xi

Publications 1956–2004
William R. Schmalstieg xxiii

On the Genetive with Neuter Participles and Verbal Nouns in Lithuanian
Vytautus Ambrazas 1
'To Be' or 'Not To Be' in the Indo-European Languages
Xaverio Ballester 7

Lithuanian esmí and esú 'I am': On the Spread of the Thematic Present in
Indo-European Languages
Alfred Bammesberger 19

On the Subject of Old Prussian Estate Names
Grasilda Blaziene 27

Indo-European *men- and *tel-
Allan R. Bomhard 33

Baltic Palaeocomparativism and the Idea That Prussian Derives from Greek
Pietro U. Dini 37

Phrase and Idiom in Bretke’s Old Lithuanian Bible
Rainer Eckert 51

Indo-European *peiḱ- and *peik-
Eric P. Hamp 63

Proclisis in Greek
Henry M. Hoenigswald 67

On the Marking of Predicate Nominals in Baltic
Axel Holvoet 75

Prussica 1-3
Vyacheslav Ivanov 91

Finnish terve 'sound, healthy', Slavonic *sъ(yer)dorvъ(yer) 'id.', and
Lithuanian tervétis 'recover, mend, convalesce'
Simas Karaliunas 103

Derivational Morphology of the Early Indo-European Verb
Winfred P. Lehmann 113

Irregular Sound Change Due to Frequency and the Introduction by Szemerényi
Witold Manczak 125

Thoughts on Declension in the Old Prussian Catechism
Vytautas Maziulis 135

Problems in the Reconstruction of Certain Endings of the Lithuanian Optative
Guido Michelini 137
'Rain' and 'ant': How Are Their Names Connected in Old Prussian? (suge E 47 – saugis E 791)
Anatolij Nepokupnyj 143

Hans M. Schmidt-Wartenberg, A Forgotten Balticist
Algirdas Sabaliauskas 153

Neuter Passive Participle in Modern Lithuanian
Lea Sawicki 157

Observations on the Paradigms of Lithuanian dė́ti 'set, place, lay' and dúoti 'give'
Wolfgang P. Schmid 165

On the Indo-European Origins of Greek 3rd Pl. Act.Imperative -ντον (-nton): 'New Image' Morphology and Monophthongizations
Kenneth Shields, Jr. 173

Old Prussian dinkausegisnan
Wojciech Smoczynski 185

Double Orthography in American Lithuanian Newspapers at the Turn of the
Twentieth Century
Giedrius Subacius 189

Hittite -za and Reflexivity Marking: Some Remarks
Pierre Swiggers 203

Once More about the 'North-Russian' литва (litva) and its Mythologized Image
V.N. Toporov 209

Latvian braŋgs: From Lithuanian, Couronian, or German?
Pēteris Vanags 231

The Celtic Language of the Iberian Peninsula
Francisco Villar 243
'Old Prussian' in M. Prätorius' Delicae Prussicae
Steven Young 275

New Data on Resolving the Puzzle of the Wolfenbüttel Postilla
Zigmas Zinkevicius 285

Index 291

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Baltic
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1588115844
ISBN-13: 9781588115843
Pages: xlvi, 302 pp.
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