Studies in Baltic and Indo-European Linguistics

Studies in Baltic and Indo-European Linguistics : In honor of William R. Schmalstieg

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This collection of twenty-nine research papers is dedicated to the eminent Balticist, Slavicist and Indo-Europeanist, William R. Schmalstieg in commemoration of his seventy-fifth birthday. It contains contributions by specialists of mainly Baltic and Indo-European linguistics which are reflective of Schmalstieg's own scholarly interests over the decades of his career, including technical aspects of Baltic and Indo-European phonology, morphology and syntax, etymology, language universals, the history of linguistics and the Baltic text tradition. Contributors include prominent scholars from the United States and Europe, both east and west. All papers are in English, and all linguistic material in less commonly known languages is provided with an English translation, making the contents accessible to a wider audience of more

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  • Hardback | 348 pages
  • 154.9 x 221 x 25.4mm | 612.36g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588115844
  • 9781588115843

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1. Preface and Acknowledgments (by Baldi, Philip); 2. William R. Schmalstieg: The Man and the Scholar (by Baldi, Philip); 3. Publications 1956-2004 (by Schmalstieg, William R.); 4. On the Genitive with Neuter Participles and Verbal Nouns in Lithuanian (by Ambrazas, Vytautus); 5. "To Be" or "Not To Be" in the Indo-European Languages (by Ballester, Xaverio); 6. Lithuanian esmi and esu "I am": On the Spread of the Thematic Present in Indo-European Languages (by Bammesberger, Alfred); 7. On the Subject of Old Prussian Estate Names (by Blaziene, Grasilda); 8. Indo-European *men- and *tel- (by Bomhard, Allan R.); 9. Baltic Palaeocomparativism and the Idea That Prussian Derives from Greek (by Dini, Pietro U.); 10. Phrase and Idiom in Bretke's Old Lithuanian Bible (by Eckert, Rainer); 11. Indo-European *peik- and *peik- (by Hamp, Eric P.); 12. Proclisis in Greek (by Hoenigswald, Henry M.); 13. On the Marking of Predicate Nominals in Baltic (by Holvoet, Axel); 14. Prussica 1-3 (by Ivanov, Vyacheslav); 15. Finnish terve "sound, healthy", Slavonic *s dorv "id.", and Lithuanian tervetis "recover, mend, convalesce" (by Karaliunas, Simas); 16. Derivational Morphology of the Early Indo-European Verb (by Lehmann, Winfred P.); 17. Irregular Sound Change Due to Frequency and the Introduction by Szemerenyi (by Manczak, Witold); 18. Thoughts on Declension in the Old Prussian Catechism (by Maziulis, Vytautas); 19. Problems in the Reconstruction of Certain Endings of the Lithuanian Optative (by Michelini, Guido); 20. "Rain" and "ant": How Are Their Names Connected in Old Prussian? (suge E 47 - saugis E 791) (by Nepokupnyj, Anatolij); 21. Hans M. Schmidt-Wartenberg, A Forgotten Balticist (by Sabaliauskas, Algirdas); 22. Neuter Passive Participle in Modern Lithuanian (by Sawicki, Lea); 23. Observations on the Paradigms of Lithuanian deti "set, place, lay" and duoti "give" (by Schmid, Wolfgang P.); 24. On the Indo-European Origins of Greek 3rd Pl. Act.Imperative -nutauomicronnu: "New Image" Morphology and Monophthongizations (by Shields, Kenneth); 25. Old Prussian dinkausegisnan (by Smoczynski, Wojciech); 26. Double Orthography in American Lithuanian Newspapers at the Turn of the Twentieth Century (by Subacius, Giedrius); 27. Hittite -za and Reflexivity Marking: Some Remarks (by Swiggers, Pierre); 28. Once More about the "North-Russian" tba and its Mythologized Image (by Toporov, V.N.); 29. Latvian brangs: From Lithuanian, Couronian, or German? (by Vanags, Peteris); 30. The Celtic Language of the Iberian Peninsula (by Villar, Francisco); 31. "Old Prussian" in M. Pratorius' Delicae Prussicae (by Young, Steven); 32. New Data on Resolving the Puzzle of the Wolfenbuttel Postilla (by Zinkevicius, Zigmas); 33. Indexshow more

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