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Comparative indo-european linguistics : an introduction

Author: R S P Beekes
Publisher: Amsterdam [etc.] : John Benjamins, 1995.
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Part One of this book covers the Indo-European family of languages, exploring such topics as: culture and origin; language, sound and vocabulary changes; and analogy. Part Two covers comparative  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R S P Beekes
ISBN: 1556195044 9781556195044 1556195052 9781556195051 9027221502 9789027221506
OCLC Number: 1024379408
Description: XXII, 376 p. : il. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Part 1 General section: introduction - historical and comparative linguistics, comparative linguistics, comparative linguistics and other forms of linguistics, the language families of the world; the Indo-European family of languages - the genesis of comparative linguistics, the discovery of the Indo-European family of languages, the Indo-European languages, the splitting up of proto-Indo-European (dialects), Krahe's "Old European", extinct Indo-European languages (Pelasgian), relations of the Indo-European family (the Nostratic theory); the culture and origin of the Indo-Europeans - the culture of the Indo-Europeans, poetry, the arrival of the Indo-Europeans, the origin of the Indo-Europeans; language change; sound change - the sound law, sporadic sound changes, the sound laws (conditioning, formulation and distinctive features), phonemicization of changes, types of sound change and the phonemic system, phonetic classification of sound changes (consonants, short vowels, long vowels and diphthongs), causes of sound change; analogy - proportional analogy, non-proportional analogy (levelling), replacement, secondary function and split, analogy and sound law, model and motive, the regularity of analogy (direction, change or no change), the limits of analogy; other form-changes, such as the accent - additions, adopted forms, the creation of new formations, accent shift; vocabulary changes - the disappearance of old words and the appearance of new ones, changes of meaning, causes; morphological and syntactic change - morpological change, syntactic change, causes; internal reconstruction; the comparative method. Part 2 Comparative Indo-European linguistics: the sounds and the accent - the PIE Phonemic System, preliminary remarks on the ablaut, preliminary remarks on the laryngeal theory, the stops, PIE, the sonants, the vowels, the diphthongs, the laryngeals, accentuation, from proto-Indo-European to English; introduction - the structure of the morphemes, ablaut, word types; the substantive - word formation, inflection; the adjective - stems, feminine and neuter, inflection, comparison; the pronoun - the non-personal and the personal; the numerals - the cardinal numbers, the ordinal numbers, collective adjectives, adverbs, compounds; indeclinable words - adverbs, negation particles, particles, conjunctions, interjections; the verb - the present, the aorist, the perfect, the middle, the dual, the static inflection, the Moods, the nominal forms, the PIE verbal system, a paradigm as example; from proto-Indo-European to Albanian; phonetics.
Responsibility: Robert S. P. Beekes.

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