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Fri Mar 07 2014

Books: Morphologische Untersuchungen auf dem Gebiete der indogermanischen Sprachen Volume 5: Osthoff, Brugmann

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Date: 04-Mar-2014
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Subject: Morphologische Untersuchungen auf dem Gebiete der indogermanischen Sprachen Volume 5: Osthoff, Brugmann
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Title: Morphologische Untersuchungen auf dem Gebiete der
indogermanischen Sprachen Volume 5
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Author: Hermann Osthoff
Author: Karl Brugmann

Paperback: ISBN: 9781108063012 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 19.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108063012 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 30.99


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. Volume 5 (1890) comprises various essays, including an account of how the numbers 10 and 100 are formed within Indo-European languages and an excursus detailing the forming of the nominative and accusative cases.

Vorwort; 1. Die Bildung der Zehner und der Hunderter in dem indogermanischen Sprachen; 2. Anlautend indog. 'sr-' im Lateinischen; 3. Die Lautgruppe 'mr' im Lateinsichen, Germanischen und Altindischen; 4. Nochmals gr. 'heptakosioi' etc.; 5. Register zu Band I bis V.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
History of Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Indo-European

Written In: German (deu)

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