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Title: Grundriss der vergleichenden Grammatik der indogermanischen Sprachen
Subtitle: Volume 1, Einleitung und Lautlehre
Written By: Karl Brugmann

Karl Brugmann (1849–1919) was professor of comparative language sciences at
Freiburg im Breisgau when he began publishing his monumental, multi-volume
comparative grammar of the Indo-European languages, synthesising the first
70 years of research in a rapidly developing academic subject, and
identifying areas for future investigation. Volume 1, on phonology, begins
with an introduction to Indo-European philology and provides a
bibliographic orientation which is itself a fascinating snapshot of the
field. The main part of the book focuses in turn on each
Proto-Indo-European sound and its reflexes in the earliest attested
languages of each language family (Sanskrit, Avestan, Armenian, Greek,
Italic, Germanic, Old Irish, Balto-Slavic). Comparisons are also made
within families, for example between Gothic and Old English. Brugmann also
discusses Ablaut and sound changes including elision, contraction and
lengthening as well as intonation and stress.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1108006493
ISBN-13: 9781108006491
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