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Indo-European language and culture : an introduction

Indo-European Language and Culture: An Introduction provides a comprehensive overview of comparative Indo-European linguistics and the branches of the Indo-european language family, covering both linguistic and cultural material. The book opens by introducing the comparative method of linguistic reconstruction and discussing the culture and homeland of the Indo-Europeans. There follow thorough overviews of the phonology, morphology, and syntax of reconstructed Proto-Indo-European. Each branch's development from ancient to modern times is outlined, and illustrative text samples given along with translations and etymological commentary. All chapters contain exercises and suggestions for further reading, and the volume closes with a glossary, bibliography, and comprehensive word and subject indexes.
Print Book, English, 2004
Blackwell, Malden, MA, 2004