Comparative Indo-European Linguistics: An Introduction (2nd Edition)

Comparative Indo-European Linguistics: An Introduction (2nd Edition)

Robert S. P. Beekes


This booklet provides a entire advent to Comparative Indo-European Linguistics. It starts off with a presentation of the languages of the kinfolk (from English and the opposite Germanic languages, the Celtic and Slavic languages, Latin, Greek and Sanskrit via Armenian and Albanian) and a dialogue of the tradition and foundation of the Indo-Europeans, the audio system of the Indo-European proto-language.The reader is brought into the character of language swap and the tools of reconstruction of older language phases, with many examples (from the Indo-European languages). an entire description is given of the sound alterations, which makes it attainable to persist with the beginning of the several Indo-European languages step-by-step. this is often through a dialogue of the improvement of the entire morphological different types of Proto-Indo-European.
The booklet provides the most recent in scholarly insights, just like the laryngeal and glottalic conception, the accentuation, the ablaut styles, and those are systematically built-in into the remedy.
The textual content of this second edition has been corrected and up-to-date by means of Michiel de Vaan. Sixty-six new routines allow the scholar to perform the reconstruction of PIE phonology and morphology.

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