LINGUIST List 9.694

Mon May 11 1998

Books: Historical Ling

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  1. Tom McGeveran, New Books: Historical Linguistics

Message 1: New Books: Historical Linguistics

Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 11:18:33 -0400
From: Tom McGeveran <>
Subject: New Books: Historical Linguistics


Anna Giacalone Ramat and Paolo Ramat, eds. 

Not since 1937 has a classic reference work appeared for
Indo-European. This new work, however, steps forth to fill a major gap
in this rapidly changing field by making full use of the recent
achievements in linguistic theory. Useful as both an introductory
survey and a reference for advanced students and scholars, the volume
provides insight into the variations in the way Indo-European is
studied while at the same time presenting a unified overview of
Indo-European. The only work available which combines the historical
understanding of Indo-European with a survey of its various
sub-groups, this volume will be useful to a broad range of readers
including students of historical linguistics and comparative
philology, modern language students interested in the background on
the languages they are studying, and anyone interested in the
processes of language change and evolution.

Routledge Language Family Descriptions 
Routledge: 1998: 552 pp
CL: 0 415 06449 X: #C0977: $160.00: 95.00

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