Indo-European Language and Culture: An Introduction

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 31, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 568 pages
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This revised and expanded edition provides a comprehensive overview of comparative Indo-European linguistics and the branches of the Indo-European language family, covering both linguistic and cultural material. Now offering even greater coverage than the first edition, it is the definitive introduction to the field.
  • Updated, corrected, and expanded edition, containing new illustrations of selected texts and inscriptions, and text samples with translations and etymological commentary
  • Extensively covers individual histories of both ancient and modern languages of the Indo-European family
  • Provides an overview of Proto-Indo-European culture, society, and language
  • Designed for use in courses, with exercises and suggestions for further reading included in each chapter
  • Includes maps, a glossary, a bibliography, and comprehensive word and subject indexes
  

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Review: Indo-European Language and Culture: An Introduction

User Review  - Bob Hartley - Goodreads

I'm just a layman so I skimmed most of the more concise parts about morphology and phonology, but it's a very interesting book nonetheless. Some of the explanations for Germanic etymologies leave ... Read full review

Review: Indo-European Language and Culture: An Introduction

User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

Brilliantly written; grounded solidly in current and credible theories regarding Proto-Indo-European; and incredibly useful, especially the chapters on each branch of the Indo-European language family. Read full review

Contents

Carian Pisidian
10
ProtoIndoEuropean Culture and Archaeology
18
ProtoIndoEuropean Phonology
53
Introduction
75
The Verb
88
The Noun
113
Pronouns and Other Parts of Speech
140
ProtoIndoEuropean Syntax
152
Italic
274
Celtic
309
Germanic
338
Armenian
382
Tocharian
400
BaltoSlavic
414
Albanian
446
Fragmentary Languages
459

Anatolian
170
Indic
202
Iranian
227
Greek
248

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About the author (2009)

Benjamin W. Fortson IV is Assistant Professor of Greek and Latin Language, Literature, and Historical Linguistics in the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Michigan.

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