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    DescriptionThis revised and expanded edition provides a comprehensive overview of comparative Indo-European linguistics and the branches of the Indo-European language family, covering both linguistic and cultural material. Now offering even greater coverage than the first edition, it is the definitive introduction to the field. Updated, corrected, and expanded edition, containing new illustrations of selected texts and inscriptions, and text samples with translations and etymological commentary Extensively covers individual histories of both ancient and modern languages of the Indo-European family Provides an overview of Proto-Indo-European culture, society, and language Designed for use in courses, with exercises and suggestions for further reading included in each chapter Includes maps, a glossary, a bibliography, and comprehensive word and subject indexes


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    Title
    Indo-European Language and Culture
    Subtitle
    An Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Benjamin W. Fortson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 568
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 980 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781405188968
    ISBN 10: 1405188960
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: CF
    B&T General Subject: 480
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    Libri: I-LA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25600
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2A
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    Abridged Dewey: 410
    DC22: 410
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    LC classification: P561 .F67 2009
    BIC subject category V2: 2A
    Thema V1.0: CF
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
    Publication date
    31 August 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Chicester
    Author Information
    Benjamin W. Fortson IV is Assistant Professor of Greek and Latin Language, Literature, and Historical Linguistics in the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Michigan.
    Review quote
    Praise for the Previous Edition: "Superb ... [Fortson's] short general discussions of the histories and ecologies of the individual languages are the best I have ever read." ( Recensiones - Salesianum , 2008) "I would like to conclude by stressing that this is an excellent textbook. I have taught from it, and the students in my class not only learned a great deal from it, they also seemed to enjoy the book almost as much as I did." ( Bryn Mawr Classical Review ) "Finally, there is a reliable, engaging and accessible presentation of the communis opinio. And there are even exercises! ... Fortson has produced an excellent book that fulfills its goals admirably. I hope it will inspire a renaissance of Indo-European linguistics in English speaking countries." ( Journal of the American Oriental Society )
    Back cover copy
    "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. Opening with an introduction to the comparative method of linguistic reconstruction and discussion of the culture and homeland of the Indo-Europeans, the volume provides detailed 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 are given along with translations, etymological commentary, exercises and suggestions for further reading in all chapters.This new edition contains illustrations and photographs of inscriptions illustrating the ancient writing systems, and enhanced and new coverage of dozens of languages. Corrected, revised, and with greater coverage than the first edition, "Indo-European Language and Culture" is the definitive introduction to the field.
    Table of contents
    Table of Contents. 1 Introduction: The Comparative Method and the Indo-European Family. 2 Proto-Indo-European Culture and Archaeology. 3 Proto-Indo-European Phonology. 4 Proto-Indo-European Morphology: Introduction. 5 The Verb. 6 The Noun. 7 Pronouns and Other Parts of Speech. 8 Proto-Indo-European Syntax. 9 Anatolian. 10 Indo-Iranian I: Indic. 11 Indo-Iranian II: Iranian. 12 Greek. 13 Italic. 14 Celtic. 15 Germanic. 16 Armenian. 17 Tocharian. 18 Balto-Slavic. 19 Albanian. 20 Fragmentary Languages