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Journal Title: Journal of Historical Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   3/1
Issue Title: Special Issue: Proto-Indo-European Syntax and its Development
Date: 15/08/2013
Table of Contents: 2013. v, 152 pp.

Table of Contents

Foreword

From the Guest Editors 1 – 5

Articles

Reconstructing Proto-Indo-European categories: The reflexive and the middle in Hittite and in the Proto-language
Alfredo Rizza, Paola Cotticelli Kurras 7 – 27

The rise of ‘subordination features’ in the history of Greek and their decline: The ‘Indirect Speech Traits Cycle’
Ioannis Fykias and Christina Katsikadeli 28 – 48

Proto-Indo-European verb-finality: Reconstruction, typology, validation
Hans Henrich Hock 49 – 76

Hittite pai- ‘come’ and uwa- ‘go’ as Restructuring Verbs
Bernhard Koller 77 – 97

Reconstructing passive and voice in Proto-Indo-European
Leonid Kulikov and Nikolaos Lavidas 98 – 121

Toward a syntactic phylogeny of modern Indo-European languages
Giuseppe Longobardi, Cristina Guardiano, Giuseppina Silvestri, Alessio Boattini and Andrea Ceolin 122 – 152
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Syntax
Typology
Subject Language(s): Greek, Ancient
Hittite
Language Family(ies): Baltic
Italic
Indo-Aryan
Indo-European
Slavic
Celtic
 
LL Issue: 24.3287