Theoretical Bases of Indo-European Linguistics

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This crititcal survey of the theory and methodology of Indo-European linguistics ranges from its origins in the 18th century to the present day. It surveys the current status of Indo-European linguistics by making material accessible and by re-examinig the outlines of older theories. The latest advances in the field are also examined, notably by Soviet scholars in the area of typology, which have improved not only our understanding of Proto-Indo-European speakers and their background, but have imporatnt implications for further studies in the field. There is also an account of the phonology, morphology and syntax of Pre- and Proto-Indo-European. This analysis shows the development of various problems and approaches in historical perspective as well as applying and exploring current linguistic findings and theory in the area.
 

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Contents

Aims
1
Methods
24
The standard handbooks
48
Revisions on the basis of new data and new principles
70
ProtoIndoEuropean
93
PreIndoEuropean
117
the nominal elements
140
the verbal system
161
The syntax of ProtoIndoEuropean
187
The syntax of PreIndoEuropean
208
The lexicon
234
The community of IndoEuropean speakers
258
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