A grammar of modern Indo-European

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Indo-European Association, May 3, 2011 - Proto-Indo-European language - 522 pages
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A Grammar of Modern Indo-European is a complete reference guide to a living Indo-European language. It contains a comprehensive description of Proto-Indo-European grammar, and offers an analysis of the complexities of the prehistoric language and its reconstruction from its descendant languages. Written in a fresh and accessible style, and illustrated with maps, figures and tables, this book focusses on the real patterns of use of Late Indo-European. The book is well organised and is filled with full, clear explanations of areas of confusion and difficulty. It also contains an extensive English - Indo-European, Indo-European - English vocabulary, as well as detailed etymological notes, designed to provide readers with an easy access to the information they require.An essential reference source for the student of Indo-European as a learned and living language, this work will appeal to students of languages, classics, and the ancient world, as well as to general readers interested in the history of language, and in speaking the direct ancestor of the world's largest language family.

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Carlos Quiles (Badajoz, 1981), awarded best Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) in the four-year Baccalaureate (1995-1999), second in the Extraordinary Baccalaureate Awards of Extremadura (1999), studied the Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Bachelor of Economics (BEc), and Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees at the Carlos III University of Madrid (1999-2005). He was awarded a scholarship for the best CGPA of the Faculty of Social and Juridical Sciences (2001) to study in the Middlebury College German School intensive immersion program (Advanced Grammar, Modern Literature, Culture and Society). He spent an academic year (2001-2002) at the Humboldt University of Berlin, studying BEc and BBA, as well as courses in French (French Law, History and Culture studies). He published some conventional proposals and dictionaries on Astur-Leonese and Galician-Portuguese dialects. He studied the Licentiate degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Extremadura (2007-2010), and is currently resident in Orthopaedic Surgery. He leads the specialised language centre Biblos Idiomas in Badajoz, and speaks English, French, German, and Russian, understands Arabic. Fernando López-Menchero (Madrid, 1975), studied Civil Engineering (1993-1999) in the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos de Madrid (ETSICCP), in the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC), and in the Technical University of Munich (TUM), obtaining the double degree from ETSICCP (cum laude) and ENPC. He pursued studies in Latin, Greek, Indo-European Languages, culture from the Classics and Archaeology (2000-2005), obtaining the degree in Classical Studies from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). He obtained the MSc. in Public Administration (2008-2009) from the Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset (attached to the UCM). Most of his professional career has been involved in the road sector in the Spanish Ministry of Fomento, where he works as a head of service. He has worked in Germany (1997-1998), France (2005-2006), Luxemburg (2006), Belgium (2008) and Poland (2011) in the framework of different international programmes. He is presently participating in the VII Bellevue Programme (2010-2011) of the Robert Bosch Foundation in Warsaw. He also loves programming, especially in Fortran and Visualbasic. He speaks French with bilingual proficiency, speaks German, English, Italian, and Polish.

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