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Title: Indo-European Language and Culture
Subtitle: An Introduction
Written By: Benjamin W. Forston
URL: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/1405103167
Description:

Indo-European Language and Culture: An Introduction provides a
comprehensive overview of comparative Indo-European linguistics and the
branches of the Indo-European language family, covering both linguistic and
cultural material.

- Fills a long-present gap in the literature of Indo-European studies.

- Designed for use in courses, with exercises and suggestions for further
reading included in each chapter.

- Discusses linguistic and cultural developments for each branch of the
Indo-European language family.

- Provides an overview of Proto-Indo-European culture, society, and language.

Contents

1. Introduction: The Comparative Method and the Indo-European Family.
2. Proto-Indo-European Culture and Archaeology.
3. Proto-Indo-European Phonology.
4. Proto-Indo-European Morphology: Introduction
5. The Verb.
6. The Noun.
7. Pronouns and Other Parts of Speech.
8. Proto-Indo-European Syntax.
9. Anatolian.
10. Indo-Iranian I: Indic.
11. Indo-Iranian II: Iranian.
12. Greek.
13. Italic.
14. Celtic.
15. Germanic.
16. Armenian.
17. Tocharian.
18. Balto-Slavic.
19. Albanian.
20. Fragmentary Languages.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Typology
Anthropological Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
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ISBN: 1405103159
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Pages: 488
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ISBN: 1405103167
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 488
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