From Proto Indo European to Proto Germanic

Describing the earliest reconstructable stages of the prehistory of English, this title outlines the grammar of Proto-Indo-European and considers the changes by which one dialect of that prehistoric language developed into Proto-Germanic.

Author: Donald A. Ringe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198792581

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 417

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Describing the earliest reconstructable stages of the prehistory of English, this title outlines the grammar of Proto-Indo-European and considers the changes by which one dialect of that prehistoric language developed into Proto-Germanic.

From Proto Indo European to Proto Germanic

This book describes the earliest reconstructable stages of the prehistory of English.

Author: Donald Ringe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019928413X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 367

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This book describes the earliest reconstructable stages of the prehistory of English. It outlines the grammar of Proto-Indo-European, considers the changes by which one dialect of that prehistoric language developed into Proto-Germanic, and provides a detailed account of the grammar of Proto-Germanic. The focus throughout the book is on linguistic structure. In the course of his exposition Professor Ringe draws on a long tradition of work on many languages, including Hittite,Sanskrit, Greek, Latin, Slavic, Gothic, and Old Norse. Written to be intelligible to those with a background in modern linguistic theory, the first volume in Don Ringe's A Linguistic History of English will be of central interest to all scholars and students of comparative Indo-European and Germaniclinguistics, the history of English, and historical linguists.The next volume in the History will consider the development of Proto-Germanic into Old English. Subsequent volumes will describe the attested history of English from the Anglo-Saxon era to the present.

Historical Linguistics

Since its first publication in 1962 the book has established itself as core reading for students of linguistics. This edition has been thoroughly revised.

Author: Winfred P. Lehmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136902161

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

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Historical Linguistics provides a comprehensive and clearly written introduction to historical linguistic theory and methods. Since its first publication in 1962 the book has established itself as core reading for students of linguistics. This edition has been thoroughly revised. Drawing on recent linguistic and archaeological research Professor Lehmann incorporates key developments in the field. These include exciting advances in the history and development of writing: and in typological classification which allows better understanding of the structure of early languages. Well-illustrated with Indo-European examples, and supplementary exercises which draw on data from other language families as well, the book will enable students to carry out independent work in historical studies on any language family, as well as up-to-date work in Indo-European.

From Proto Indo European to Proto Germanic

This volume began as part of a set of handouts for a course in the linguistic history of English at the University of Pennsylvania. It occurred to me that they contained much information considered standard among ''hard-core'' ...

Author: Donald A. Ringe

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199552290

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 366

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This book describes the earliest reconstructable stages of the prehistory of English. It outlines the grammar of Proto-Indo-European, considers the changes by which one dialect of that prehistoric language developed into Proto-Germanic, and provides a detailed account of the grammar of Proto-Germanic. The focus throughout the book is on linguistic structure. In the course of his exposition Professor Ringe draws on a long tradition of work on many languages, including Hittite, Sanskrit, Greek, Latin, Slavic, Gothic, and Old Norse. Written to be intelligible to those with a background in modern linguistic theory, the first volume in Don Ringe's A Linguistic History of English will be of central interest to all scholars and students of comparative Indo-European and Germanic linguistics, the history of English, and historical linguists. The next volume in the History will consider the development of Proto-Germanic into Old English. Subsequent volumes will describe the attested history of English from the Anglo-Saxon era to the present.

From Proto Indo European to Proto Germanic

OXFORD LINGUISTICS TEXTIYNAM DON RINGE From Proto - Indo - European to Proto - Germanic Second Edition A LINGUISTIC HISTORY OF ENGLISH Volume 1 A Linguistic History of English Volume I From Proto-Indo-European to.

Author: Don Ringe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192511188

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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This book describes the earliest reconstructable stages of the prehistory of English, focusing specifically on linguistic structure. It outlines the grammar of Proto-Indo-European, considers the changes by which one dialect of that prehistoric language developed into Proto-Germanic, and provides a detailed account of the grammar of Proto-Germanic. In the course of his exposition Don Ringe draws on a long tradition of work on many languages, including Hittite, Sanskrit, Greek, Latin, Slavic, Gothic, and Old Norse. This second edition has been significantly revised to provide a more in-depth account of Proto-Indo-European, with further exploration of disputed points; it has also been updated to include new developments in the field, particularly in the reconstruction of the Proto-Indo-European verb and nominal inflection. The author also reconsiders some of his original approaches to specific linguistic changes and their relative chronology based on his recent research. This new edition of the first volume in A Linguistic History of English will be of central interest to all scholars and students of comparative Indo-European and Germanic linguistics, the history of English, and historical linguistics more generally. The second volume, The Development of Old English by Don Ringe and Ann Taylor, was published by OUP in 2014 (paperback 2016)

Speak A Short History of Languages

This book is a history of human speech from prehistory to the present.

Author: Tore Janson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191622908

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 333

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This book is a history of human speech from prehistory to the present. It charts the rise of some languages and the fall of others, explaining why some survive and others die. It shows how languages change their sounds and meanings, and how the history of languages is closely linked to the history of peoples. Writing in a lively, readable style, distinguished Swedish scholar Tore Janson makes no assumptions about previous knowledge. He takes the reader on a voyage of exploration through the changing patterns of the world's languages, from ancient China to ancient Egypt, imperial Rome to imperial Britain, Sappho's Lesbos to contemporary Africa. He discovers the links between the histories of societies and their languages; he shows how language evolved from primitive calls; he considers the question of whether one language can be more advanced than another. The author describes the history of writing and looks at the impact of changing technology. He ends by assessing the prospects for English world domination and predicting the languages of the distant future. Five historical maps illustrate this fascinating history of our defining characteristic and most valuable asset.

The English Language

Introduction to the history of the English language, ranging from prehistory to the present day.

Author: Charles Barber

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521785707

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 324

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Introduction to the history of the English language, ranging from prehistory to the present day.

The English Language

This bestselling text by Charles Barber recounts the history of the English language from its ancestry to the present day.

Author: Charles Barber

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107693937

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 319

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This bestselling text by Charles Barber recounts the history of the English language from its ancestry to the present day.

Greek and Indo European Etymology in Action

This study resurrects the genre of Wortstudien contributions or lexilogus treatments, the core of historical lexical semantics.

Author: Raimo Anttila

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027237077

Category: Greek language

Page: 342

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This study resurrects the genre of Wortstudien contributions or lexilogus treatments, the core of historical lexical semantics. Such studies used to be quite popular, and interest in lexical matters is again rising. The word family around the Indo-European root "*ag?-" drive is placed against its Germanic replacement "drive" as a typological parallel. Many long-standing problems can now be solved, and new hypotheses emerge. Starting with the still important sports and games aspect of social life, new morphology is resurrected ("ag??n" games as an original plural; 2), and a strongly social meaning for good ("agathos"; 3). "Aganos" finds its solution that combines the mild and plant readings in a natural way ( 4). Hunting-and-gathering considerations establish new possibilities or certainties for some wealth words ( 6), and all around religion is involved ( 7). Comparable Baltic Finnic evidence is drawn in ( 8), and such evidence is used to discuss cases on both sides. This way explanations for the Indo-European material are strengthened, or even made possible in the first place, and scores of Baltic Finnic words find attractive (driving) loan hypotheses as their etymologies.