The Sound of Indo-European
Whitehead, Benedicte Nielsen [u.a.] [Hrsg.]:
The Sound of Indo-European : Phonetics, Phonemics, and Morphophonemics / ed. by Benedicte Nielsen Whitehead, Thomas Olander, Birgit Anette Olson and Jens Elmegård. - Copenhagen : Museum Tusculanum Press, 2012. - VII, 630 S. - (Copenhagen Studies in Indo-European ; 4)
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The contributions in this volume discuss a large variety of issues from the realm of Indo-European phonology in its broadest definition, stretching from minute phonetics to more abstract levels of phonemics and morphophonemics and centering upon all varieties of Indo-European, including the protolanguage and its recent pre-stages and, in effect, all of its post-stages till this day. Many of the chapters, written by specialists from thirteen countries all over the world, treat events of linguistic change in individual branches - thus there is a handsome collection on Celtic and another on Anatolian, two sectors that still continue to produce remarkable findings, but also Germanic, Indo-Iranian, Italic, Armenian and even Euphratic are represented, as are external relations between Indo-European as a whole and other language families.
Combined with the emphasis on the analysis of sounds, this study shows that the results of such investigations - and thus the general attitude towards genetic linguistics of the old Brugmannian brand - have, where successful, real legitimacy. The volume is thereby also a manifestation of the quest for realism in linguistic reconstruction which has come to be a hallmark of Indo-European studies as practised in Copenhagen. [Verlagsinformation]
THOMAS OLANDER is Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Copenhagen. Profile page.
BIRGIT ANETTE OLSEN is Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen. Profile page.
JENS ELMEGÅRD RASMUSSEN is Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen. Profile page.
BENEDICTE NIELSEN WHITEHEAD is Research Assistant at the University of Copenhagen. Profile.
- The Sound of Indo-European: Phonetics, Phonemics, and Morphophonemics. VII, 630 S. (2012).
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