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Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

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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: A Comparative Grammar of the Indo-Germanic Languages
Subtitle: Volume III, Part II : Numerals, Inflexion of Nouns and Pronouns
Written By: Karl Brugmann
Translated By: Seymour Conway
W. H. Rouse
URL: www.lincom-shop.eu
Series Title: LINCOM Classica
Description:

The present volume has demanded a year’s continuous work and a good deal of
anxious consideration from us both. But we shall be more than rewarded if it can
do anything to extend the share which English-speaking students can claim in
the marvellous increase of exact knowledge which the book itself records. It is
the boast of modern discovery to have made the world more thinkable and
human life more full of meaing in a thousand ways; and before the century
reaches its close, Comparative Philology, that is, the History of Language, will
have attained no mean rank in the great sisterhood of sciences whose task is to
explore the history of man (adapted from the preface of the translators).

Content: The numerals, The cases of Nouns (Singular, Dual, Plural, Metaplastic
Systems of Declension, Tables of Noun Declension), Pronouns ( Pronouns with
Gender, their cases, Singular, Dual, Plural, Personal Pronouns and their
Possessives), (re-edition, 1892, New York; written in English).

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Typology
Indo-European Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783862881260
Pages: 420
Prices: Europe EURO 77.80