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Tue Sep 15 2020

Books: On a law of Indo-European word order: Wackernagel, Walkden, Sevdali, Macleod

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Date: 01-Sep-2020
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Subject: On a law of Indo-European word order: Wackernagel, Walkden, Sevdali, Macleod
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Title: On a law of Indo-European word order
Subtitle: Über ein Gesetz der indogermanischen Wortstellung
Series Title: Classics in Linguistics
Published: 2020
Publisher: Language Science Press

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Author: Jacob Wackernagel
Translator: George Walkden
Translator: Christina Sevdali
Translator: Morgan Macleod
Electronic: ISBN: 9783961102716 Pages: 454 Price: Europe EURO 0 Comment: Open Access

Jacob Wackernagel’s 1892 essay on second-position enclitics in the Indo-European languages has long been hailed as groundbreaking in both historical and theoretical linguistics. Until now, however, it has only been available in the original German. This book provides a full translation into English, including glossed and translated examples from several early Indo-European languages and varieties and full bibliographical details of the references drawn upon, as well as a new edition of the German original. It should be of interest to researchers in historical and Indo-European linguistics and in general linguistics working on the interfaces between morphology, prosody and syntax.

Linguistic Field(s): History of Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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