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Mon Dec 01 2014

Books: Etymological Dictionary of the Baltic Inherited Lexicon: Derksen

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Date: 27-Nov-2014
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Subject: Etymological Dictionary of the Baltic Inherited Lexicon: Derksen
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Title: Etymological Dictionary of the Baltic Inherited Lexicon
Series Title: Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series

Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Brill

Book URL:

Author: Rick Derksen

Hardback: ISBN: 9789004278981 Pages: 696 Price: Europe EURO 210
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004278981 Pages: 696 Price: U.S. $ 272


Like its Slavic counterpart (2008), the "Etymological Dictionary of the Baltic Inherited Lexicon" aims at combining recent insights from comparative Indo-European linguistics with modern Balto-Slavic accentology. While the Lithuanian lexicon serves as a starting-point, the dictionary contains a number of etyma that are unique to Latvian or Old Prussian. Unlike in most other Baltic etymological studies, both Latvian and Lithuanian accentual data feature prominently. The author’s renewed attempt to reconstruct part of the Balto-Slavic lexicon has resulted in numerous additions and corrections.

The introductory chapter explains the structure of the dictionary and clarifies its theoretical framework. In addition, it provides a concise introduction to Baltic historical linguistics. The volume concludes with an extensive bibliography and a word index.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Latvian (lav)
Lithuanian (lit)
Prussian (prg)

Language Family(ies): Baltic
Slavic Subgroup

Written In: English (eng)

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