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Title: Morphologische Untersuchungen auf dem Gebiete der indogermanischen Sprachen Volume 2
Written By: Hermann Osthoff
Karl Brugmann

Hermann Osthoff (1847–1909) and Karl Brugmann (1849–1919) were central figures in the circle of German scholars who rejected a doctrinal approach to the study of linguistics. They came to be known as the Neogrammarian school. At the core of their work was the theory that European languages, together with a subset of languages found in central and southern Asia, have a common origin in a single prehistoric language. They called this ancestor Indo-Germanic (known today as Indo-European) and claimed that its descendants are all related to one another by varying degrees of closeness. This six-volume elaboration of this thesis was published between 1878 and 1910. In Volume 2 (1879) the authors focus on explaining very specific elements in the development of Indo-European languages. They account for the rules of declination and the use of suffixes in various combinations.

1. Kleine Beiträge zur Declinationslehre (cont.); 2. Die schwache Form der Nominalstämme auf '-n'.

Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
History of Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781108062985
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