Indo-European and the Indo-Europeans: Part I Part II Text Bibliography, Indexes - A Reconstruction and Historical Analysis of a Proto-language and Pro

Indo-European and the Indo-Europeans: Part I Part II Text Bibliography, Indexes - A Reconstruction and Historical Analysis of a Proto-language and Pro

By: Vjaceslav V. Ivanov (author), Thomas V. Gamkrelidze (author), Joanna Nichols (translator), Roman Jakobson (foreword_author)Hardback

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"Gamkrelidze and Ivanov's wide-ranging and interdisciplinary work, superbly translated from Russian, is a must for every student of Indo-European prehistory. Its erudition is unsurpassed, and its unorthodox conclusions are a continuing challenge." Prof. Dr. Martin Haspelmath, Max-Planck-Institut fur Evolutionare Anthropologie The authors propose a revision of views on a number of central issues of Indo-European studies. Based on findings of typology, they suggest a new analysis of the phonological system of Proto-Indo-European (the 'Glottalic Theory'); they offer novel assumptions about the relative chronology of changes in PIE vowels and laryngeals. Their conclusions are compared with data from Proto-Kartvelian. In the second part of the book, semantically organized presentation of material from the lexicon is combined with analyses of the use of forms and formulae in a broadly defined cultural context. Again similarities with properties of primarily Kartvelian and Semitic are described , and extended close contacts with these language families are postulated. This necessarily leads to a proposal to place the hypothetical Urheimat of the Indo-Europeans in the region south of the Caucasus. Volume and II of the original Russian edition have been combined in the English version as Part I; the Bibliography and Indexes are published as Part II.

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Contents

Part I - the text. Part II - the bibliography and indexes.

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/12/1994
  • ISBN13: 9783110147285
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1128
  • ID: 9783110147285
  • weight: 2162
  • ISBN10: 3110147289

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