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Title: The Tocharian Verbal System
Written By: Melanie Malzahn
URL: http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=210&pid=33365
Series Title: Brill's Studies in Indo-European Languages & Linguistics
Description:

This book presents a synchronic and diachronic study of all verbal classes and
categories of the Tocharian branch of Indo-European. It lists all attested
Tocharian verbal forms, together with semantic and etymological information.
The material has been subject to careful philological evaluation and incorporates
unedited or unpublished texts of the Berlin, London, and Paris collections. In
addition, this study consistently takes into account the linguistic variation within
the Tocharian B language and the relative chronology of texts. Moreover,
Tocharian offers crucial evidence for the reconstruction of the PIE verbal
system, and is also of interest to the general linguist for the interaction of voice
and valency.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Tokharian A
Tokharian B
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789004181717
Pages: 1036
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