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Title: Indo-European Linguistics
Written By: Michael Meier-Brügger
Series Title: de Gruyter Textbook / Walter de Gruyter

This textbook on Indo-European Linguistics is designed as an introduction to the field. It presents current topics and questions in Indo-European linguistics in a clear and informative manner. This translation is based on the 8th edition of the work first published by Hans Krahe (6th edition 1985) and it takes account of more recent research. While Krahe only considered phonology and morphology, the textbook also includes a comprehensive account of syntax and lexis. Manfred Mayrhofer assisted with the section of phonology; Matthias Fritz wrote the section on syntax and provided support for the project as a whole.


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I. Introduction
A The Field and its Study
B Indo-European Linguistics in the Age of the PC and the Internet
C A Word on the History of Indo-European Linguistics
D Overview of the Indo-European Linguistics
D Overview of the Indo-European Languages and their Sources
E The Reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European

II. Proto-Indo-European Phonology
A General Information
B Proto-Indo-European Vowels
C Proto-Indo-European Consonants
D Larger Phonetic Unities

III. Proto-Indo-European Morphology
A General Information
B Verbs
C Nouns and Adjectives
D Pronouns
E Numerals

IV. Proto-Indo-European Syntax, prepared by M. Fritz
A General Information
B Sentence Syntax
C Verbal Morphosyntax
D Nominal Morphosyntax

V The Proto-Indo-European Lexicon
A General Information
B Word Formation
C The Lexicon of Names

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Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3110174332
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Pages: xxii, 384
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