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The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics

By Asya Pereltsvaig and Martin W. Lewis

This book "asserts that the origin and spread of languages must be examined primarily through the time-tested techniques of linguistic analysis, rather than those of evolutionary biology" and "defends traditional practices in historical linguistics while remaining open to new techniques, including computational methods" and "will appeal to readers interested in world history and world geography."


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Title: Comparative Indo-European Linguistics
Subtitle: An introduction. Second edition
Written By: Robert S. Beekes
URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/z.172
Description:

This book gives a comprehensive introduction to Comparative Indo-European
Linguistics. It starts with a presentation of the languages of the family (from
English and the other Germanic languages, the Celtic and Slavic languages,
Latin, Greek and Sanskrit through Armenian and Albanian) and a discussion
of the culture and origin of the Indo-Europeans, the speakers of the Indo-
European proto-language.The reader is introduced into the nature of language
change and the methods of reconstruction of older language stages, with
many examples (from the Indo-European languages). A full description is
given of the sound changes, which makes it possible to follow the origin of
the different Indo-European languages step by step. This is followed by a
discussion of the development of all the morphological categories of Proto-
Indo-European.

The book presents the latest in scholarly insights, like the laryngeal and
glottalic theory, the accentuation, the ablaut patterns, and these are
systematically integrated into the treatment.

The text of this second edition has been corrected and updated by Michiel de
Vaan. Sixty-six new exercises enable the student to practice the
reconstruction of PIE phonology and morphology.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Morphology
Phonology
Typology
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