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Title: Indo-European Language and Culture, 2nd Edition
Subtitle: An Introduction
Written By: Benjamin W. Forston
URL: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1405188960.html
Series Title: Blackwell Textbooks in Linguistics
Description:

This revised and expanded edition provides a comprehensive overview of
comparative Indo-European linguistics and the branches of the Indo-European
language family, covering both linguistic and cultural material. Now
offering even greater coverage than the first edition, it is the definitive
introduction to the field.

-Updated, corrected, and expanded edition, containing new illustrations of
selected texts and inscriptions, and text samples with translations and
etymological commentary

-Extensively covers individual histories of both ancient and modern
languages of the Indo-European family

-Provides an overview of Proto-Indo-European culture, society, and language

-Designed for use in courses, with exercises and suggestions for further
reading included in each chapter

-Includes maps, a glossary, a bibliography, and comprehensive word and
subject indexes

"Finally, there is a reliable, engaging and accessible presentation of the
communis opinio. And there are even exercises! ... Fortson has produced an
excellent book that fulfills its goals admirably. I hope it will inspire a
renaissance of Indo-European linguistics in English speaking countries."
-Journal of the American Oriental Society (of the previous edition)

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1405188960
ISBN-13: 9781405188968
Pages: 528
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