Featured Linguist!

Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!

"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



Donate Now | Visit the Fund Drive Homepage

Amount Raised:

$34413

Still Needed:

$40587

Can anyone overtake Syntax in the Subfield Challenge ?

Grad School Challenge Leader: University of Washington


Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

What is English? And Why Should We Care?

By: Tim William Machan

To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Medical Writing in Early Modern English

Edited by Irma Taavitsainen and Paivi Pahta

This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.


Book Information

   
Sun Image

Title: New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin
Written By: Andrew L. Sihler
Description:

Like Carl Darling Buck's "Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin" (1933),
this book is an explanation of the similarities and differences between
Greek and Latin morphology and lexicon through an account of their
prehistory. It also aims to discuss the principal features of Indo-European
linguistics. Greek and Latin are studied as a pair for cultural reasons
only; as languages, they have little in common apart from their
Indo-European heritage. Thus the only way to treat the historical bases for
their development is to begin with Proto-Indo-European. The only way to
make a reconstructed language like Proto-Indo-European intelligible and
intellectually defensible is to present at least some of the basis for
reconstructing its features and, in the process, to discuss reasoning and
methodology of reconstruction (including a weighing of alternative
reconstructions). The result is a compendious handbook of Indo-European
phonology and morphology, and a vade mecum of Indo-European
linguistics--the focus always remaining on Greek and Latin. The
non-classical sources for historical discussion are mainly Vedic Sanskrit,
Hittite, and Germanic, with occasional but crucial contributions from Old
Irish, Avestan, Baltic, and Slavic.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Review: Read the review
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Greek, Ancient
Latin
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0195373367
ISBN-13: 9780195373363
Pages: 720
Prices: U.S. $ 45.00