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Title: The Sound of Indo-European 2
Subtitle: Papers on Indo-European Phonetics, Phonemics and Morphophonemics
Edited By: Roman Sukač
Ondřej Šefčík
URL: http://www.lincom-shop.eu/
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Indo-European Linguistics 40
Description:

The conception of this volume goes back to the 2010 Sound of Indo-European 2 (SIE2) conference that took place in Opava, Czech Republic. The session which followed in the series after the previous successful conference held in Copenhagen 2009 was dedicated to various aspects of Indo-European phonetics, phonemics, and morphophonemics. The papers dealt with questions relating to both the Indo-European protolanguage and specific branches of the Indo-European family. The program of the conference consisted of 40 papers, including five invited talks (Alexander Lubotsky, Gerhard Meiser, Norbert Oettinger, Georges-Jean Pinault, and Roger D. Woodard). Twenty-three papers of those presented at the conference appear in their revised version in this volume. The common denominator is historical linguistics, but some authors also extended their research into modern (mor)phonological theories. Being a selection of representative papers in Indo-European linguistics and following the tradition started in Copenhagen, the book will be valuable to all scholars interested in Indo-European linguistics. Foreword Ján Bakyta Die Langdiphtonge im Altgriechischen (mit einem Ausblick auf das Urindogermanische) Václav Blažek, Irén Hegedüs On the position of Nuristani within Indo-European Davide Bertocci Survivings of the *-eH1- stative morphology in Umbrian and Latin Ioana Costa A Dacian deictic? Jón Axel Harðarson Der Optativ im Urindogermanischen und Germanischen Máté Ittzés Initial y in the Rigveda Jay H. Jasanoff Did Hittite have si- imperatives? Götz Keydana Brugmann's law and the role of perception in sound change for the complete list see www.lincom.eu

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Phonetics
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783862883790
Pages: 319
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