From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic by Don RingeFrom Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic by Don Ringe

From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic

byDon Ringe

Hardcover | August 12, 2017

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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, andprovides 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 morein-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 originalapproaches 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 Englishby Don Ringe and Ann Taylor, was published by OUP in 2014 (paperback 2016)
Don Ringe is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. He was educated at the Universities of Kentucky, Oxford, and Yale and has taught classical studies and linguistics at university level since 1983. His numerous publications on comparative Indo-European linguistics, historical linguistics, and computational cladist...
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Title:From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-GermanicFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.21 × 6.02 × 0 inPublished:August 12, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198792581

ISBN - 13:9780198792581

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsList of abbreviationsNote on transcription1. Introduction2. Proto-Indo-European3. The development of Proto-Germanic4. Proto-GermanicReferencesIndex

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"A highly welcome and useful book for scholars and advanced students of comparative Indo-European and Germanic linguistics and the history of English." --David Stifter, Linguist List