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Sat Apr 18 2009

Books: Historical Ling/Phonology: Olander

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, Balto-Slavic Accentual Mobility: Olander

Message 1: Balto-Slavic Accentual Mobility: Olander
Date: 15-Apr-2009
From: Julia Ulrich <>
Subject: Balto-Slavic Accentual Mobility: Olander
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Title: Balto-Slavic Accentual Mobility Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] 199 Published: 2009 Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter

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Author: Thomas Olander Electronic: ISBN: 9783110213355 Pages: 274 Price: U.S. $ 123.00 Comment: for orders placed in North America
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110213355 Pages: 274 Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110203974 Pages: 274 Price: Europe EURO 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110203974 Pages: 274 Price: U.S. $ 123.00 Comment: for orders placed in North America

Why does the accent jump back and forth in Russian words like "golová"'head', acc. "gólovu", gen. "golový", dat. "golové" etc.? How come we findsimilar alternations in other Slavic languages and in a Baltic languagelike Lithuanian?

The quest for the origin of the so-called "mobile accent paradigms" ofBaltic and Slavic leads the reader through other Indo-European languagebranches such as Indo-Iranian, Greek and Germanic, all of which arerelevant to the reconstruction of the Proto-Indo-European accentuationsystem. After the examination of the evidence for the reconstruction of theProto-Indo-European accentuation system, focus is moved to the Baltic andSlavic accentuation systems and their relationship to each other and toProto-Indo-European.

A comprehensive history of research and numerous bibliographical referencesto earlier pieces of scholarship throughout the book make it a useful toolfor anybody who is interested in Balto-Slavic and Indo-Europeanaccentology. Written in a simple style and constantly aiming at presentingold and new opinions on the various problems, the volume may serve as anintroduction to this complicated field.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics                             Phonology Language Family(ies): Baltic                             Indo-European                             Slavic Subgroup
Written In: English (eng )

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