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Title: Evidence and Counter-Evidence (Vol I)
Subtitle: Essays in Honour of Frederik Kortlandt. Volume 1: Balto-Slavic and Indo-European Linguistics
Edited By: Alexander Lubotsky
Jos Schaeken
Jeroen Wiedenhof
URL: http://www.rodopi.nl/senj.asp?BookId=SSGL+32
Series Title: Studies in Slavic and General Linguistics Vol. 32
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Table of Contents

The editors
Preface
List of Publications by Frederik Kortlandt

Адриан Барентсен
О СОПОСТАВИТЕЛЬНОМ ИЗУЧЕНИИ ОГРАНИЧИТЕЛЬНЫХ
ВРЕМЕННЫХ СОЮЗОВ СЛАВЯНСКИХ ЯЗЫКОВ

Robert S.P. Beekes
Palatalized Consonants in Pre-Greek

Uwe Bläsing
Talyschi Riz ‘Spur’ Und Verwandte: Ein Beitrag Zur Iranischen Wortforschung

Václav Blažek
Celtic ‘Smith’ and His Colleagues

Johnny Cheung
The Ossetic Case System Revisited

Bardhyl Demiraj
Alb. Rrush, On Ragusa und Gr. ῬΏΞ

Rick Derksen
Quantity Patterns in the Upper Sorbian Noun

George E. Dunkel
Luvian -Tar and Homeric Τ᾽ ἌΡ

José L. García Ramón
Ererbtes Und Ersatzkontinuanten Bei Der Rekonstruktion Von Indogermanischen
Konstruktionsmustern: Idg. *ǴʰEU- Und Hth. LĀḪU-ḪḪI ‘Giessen’

Eric P. Hamp
Indo-European *SǴHÉDHLĀ

Andries van Helden
Is Case a Linguist or a Frederik?

Tette Hofstra
Aus Dem Bereich Der Germanisch-Osteefinnischen Lehnwortforschung:
Überkegungen Zur Etymologie Von Finnisch Rytäkkä ‘Krach'

Georg Holzer
Strukturelle Besonderheiten Des Urslavischen

Wim Honselaar
Reflections on Reciprocity in Russian and Dutch

László Honti
‘Tibi Liber Est’ ~ ‘Habes Librum’ (Bemerkungen Zur Herkunft Der Habitiven
Konstruktionen Im Uralischen)

Peter Houtzagers
On the Čavakavian Dialect of Koljnof Near Sopron

Petri Kallio
On the "Early Baltic" Loanwords in Common Finnic

Janneke Kalsbeek
The Quantity of the Vowel I in Stipan Konzul's Katekizam (1564)

Jared S. Klein
Interrogative Sequences in the Rigveda

Jorma Koivulehto
Frühe Slavisch-Finnische Kontakte

Leonid Kulikov
The Vedic Type Patáyati Revisited: Semantic Oppositions, Paradigmatic
Relationships and Historical Connections

Winfred P. Lehmann
Linguistic Laws and Universals: The Twain...

Alexander Lubotsky
Vedic 'Ox' and 'Sacrificial Cake'

Ranko Matasović
The Origin of the Old Irish F-Future

H. Craig Melchert
Problems with Hittite Pronominal Inflection

Cecilia Odé
Communicative Functions and Prosodic Labelling of Three Russian Pitch Accents

Norbert Oettinger
An Indo-European Custom of Sacrifice in Greece and Elsewhere

Harry Perridon
Reconstructing the Obstruents of Proto-Germanic

Georges-Jean Pinault
Tocharian Friendship

Адриана Полс
РОЖДЕНИЕ CЛОВАРЯ

Arend Quak
Archaische Wörter In Den Malbergischen Glossen Der ‘Lex Salica’

Jos Schaeken
Nochmals Zur Akzentuierung Der Kiever Blätter

Rüdiger Schmitt
Zu Der Fremdbezeichnung Armeniens Altpers. Armina-

Patrick Sims-Williams
The Problem of Spirantization and Nasalization in Brittonic Celtic

Han Steenwijk
The Microstructure of the Resianica Dictionary

Michiel de Vaan
Sanskrit Trídhā and Tredhā

William R. Veder
Non Secundum Scientiam: Reading What is Not There

Theo Vennemann gen. Nierfeld
Münze, Mint, and Money: An Etymology for Latin Moneta. With Apendices on
Carthaginian Tanit and the Indo-European Month Word

Willem Vermeer
The Prehistory of the Albanian Vowel System: A Preliminary Exploration

Jos J.S. Weitenberg
Diphthongization of Initial E- and the Development of Initial Y- in Armenian

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Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Rodopi
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
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ISBN: 9042024704
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Pages: 625
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