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    DescriptionThis book is a comprehensive comparison of Proto-Indo-European, in all its stages of development and in all its aspects, with various other language families of Northern Eurasia, the Middle East, and the Indian subcontinent. It is an attempt to show that Proto-Indo-European is not genetically isolated but, rather, belongs to a larger linguistic grouping, namely, the Nostratic macrofamily. For the first time, all aspects of the putative proto-language are discussed in detail: phonology, morphology, vocabulary, syntax, and homelands. Copious references are given throughout to the relevant literature and the book ends with an English-Nostratic index. Also for the first time, a sizable amount of material has been included from Eskimo-Aleut and Chukchi-Kamchatkan. This book is, therefore, the most important contribution to Nostratic linguistics to appear to date.


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    Title
    Reconstructing Proto-Nostratic
    Subtitle
    Comparative Phonology, Morphology, and Vocabulary
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Allan R. Bomhard
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 1820
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 51 mm
    Weight: 3,212 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789004168534
    ISBN 10: 9004168532
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    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2A
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    LC classification: P143 .B663 2008
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    Brill
    Imprint name
    Brill
    Publication date
    15 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Leiden
    Author Information
    Allan R. Bomhard was educated at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Hunter College, and City University of New York. He has published five books and over fifty articles on Comparative-Historical Linguistics, a.o. Toward Proto-Nostratic: A New Approach to the Comparison of Proto-Indo-European and Proto-Afroasiatic (Benjamins, 1984) and The Nostratic Macrofamily: A Study in Distant Linguistic Relationship (Co-author John Kerns, Mouton, 1994). His main areas of interest are Indo-European Comparative Linguistics and distant linguistic comparison.
    Review quote
    "Summing up, the final positive contribution of the most recent monograph by Bomhard is enormous, in both consistence of his starting points and in richness of his lexical, grammatical and bibliographical data, which represent a bountiful source of inspiration for all who are interested in the questions of the distant relationship, including those scholars who prefer other concepts of the Nostratic hypothesis." Reader's Report
    Back cover copy
    This book is a comprehensive comparison of Proto-Indo-European, in all its stages of development and in all its aspects, with various other language families of Northern Eurasia, the Middle East, and the Indian subcontinent. It is an attempt to show that Proto-Indo-European is not genetically isolated but, rather, belongs to a larger linguistic grouping, namely, the Nostratic macrofamily. For the first time, all aspects of the putative proto-language are discussed in detail: phonology, morphology, vocabulary, syntax, and homelands. Copious references are given throughout to the relevant literature and the book ends with an English-Nostratic index. Also for the first time, a sizable amount of material has been included from Eskimo-Aleut and Chukchi-Kamchatkan. This book is, therefore, the most important contribution to Nostratic linguistics to appear to date.