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Laws and Rules in Indo-European (Philomen Probert Andreas Willi (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2012) 9780199609925
Laws and Rules in Indo-European (Philomen Probert Andreas Willi (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2012) 9780199609925
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Title: Laws and Rules in Indo-European

Author: Probert, Philomen Andreas Willi (eds)

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2012

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780199609925

Volumes: 1; Pages: 480

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This book examines the operation of laws, rules, and principles in Indo-European, the language family which includes the Celtic, Germanic, Italic/Romance, and Baltic/Slavic subfamilies as well as the predominant languages of Greece, Iran, parts of Southern Asia, and ancient Anatolia.Laws and rules are crucial to Indo-European studies: they constrain the reconstructions and etymologies on which knowledge of the history and prehistory of Indo-European in particular and ancient languages more generally is based, and which allow processes of morphological change, semantic shift, and borrowing to be identified. But these laws and rules require constant reassessment in the light of new evidence, theory, and method. Through a series of case studies re-examining specific laws and rules in the Indo-European language family, this book explores the implications of new insights into language change and considers the opportunities they offer for work on chronology and detail in the treatment of primary material. The languages and language families under consideration include Celtic, Germanic, Italic and Romance, Armenian, Greek, and Indo-Iranian languages as well as Proto-Indo-European.Laws and Rules in Indo-European brings together leading scholars from all over the world. It makes a valuable contribution to the understanding of the history of ancient languages, the reconstruction of their ancestors, and the methods of research. Table of Contents1. Introduction, Philomen Probert and Andreas WilliPart I: Linguistics 'Laws' in Pre-modern Thought2. Fern do frestol na. u. consaine: Perceptions of sound laws, sound change, and linguistic borrowing among the medieval Irish, Paul RussellPart II: Rules of Language Change and Linguistic Methology3. Cladistic Principles and Linguistic Reality: The case of West Germanic, Don Ringe4. Older Runic Evidence for Northwest Germanic a-umlaut of u (and 'the converse of Polivanov's Law') , Patrick Stiles5. A Law Unto Themselves? An Acoustic Phonetic Study of 'Tonal' Consonants in British Panjabi, Jane Stuart-Smith and Mario Cortina-Borja6. Kurylowicz's First 'Law of Analogy' and the Development of Passive periphrases in Latin, Wolfgang de Melo7. Phonetic Laws, Relative and Absolute Chronology, Language Diffusion and the Drift: The loss of sibilants in the Greek dialects of the first millennium BC, Anna Morpurgo DaviesPart III: Segmental Sound Laws: New proposals and reassessments8. A Rule of Deaspiration in Ancient Greek, Paul Elbourne9. Regular Sound Change and Word-initial in Armenian, Daniel Kolligan10. Schrijver's Rules for British and Proto-Celtic *-o- and *-u- Before a Vowel, Nicholas ZairPart IV: Origins and Evolutions11. Origins of the Greek Law of Limitation, Philomen Probert12. Re-examining Lindeman's Law, Peter Barber13. Exon's Law and the latin Syncopes, Ranjan SenPart V: Systemic Consequences14. Brugmann's Law: The problem of Indo-Iranian thematic nouns and adjectives, Elizabeth Tucket15. Kiparsky's Rule, Thematic Nasal Presents and Athematic verba vocalia in Greek, Andreas WilliPart VI: Synchronic Laws and Rules in Syntax and Sociolinguistics16. Praetor urbanus - urbanus praetor: Some aspects of attributive adjective placement in Latin, David Langslow17. The Rules of Politeness and Latin Request Formulae, Eleanor DickeyReferencesGeneral IndexIndex of Words
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