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Internal Reconstruction in Indo-European

Rasmussen, Jens Elmegård ; Olander, Thomas (Hrsg.):
Internal reconstruction in Indo-European : methods, results, and problems : section papers from the XVI International Conference on Historical Linguistics, University of Copenhagen, 11th-15th August, 2003 / ed. by Jens Elmegård Rasmussen and Thomas Olander ; with the collaboration of Anders Richardt Jørgensen. - Copenhagen : Museum Tusculanum Press, 2009. - 268 S. - (Copenhagen studies in Indo-European ; 3)
ISBN 978-87-635-0785-1
DKK 350,00 / EUR 47,00

The articles in the book are thematically linked, and discuss the perspectives as well as the problems related to the method of internal reconstruction. In this way, the book offers a rich overview of one of the most important fields in historical linguistics today.
   The authors are 18 renowned scholars from 6 different countries, united in the ambition to shed light on the possibility to uncover the older stages of the history of a language through algebraic analysis and without the comparison to other languages.
   The collection of articles shows the strength of this technique concerning a range of classical problem fields within each Indo-European language and language group (Greek, Latin, Germanic, Old Irish, Tokharian), and also in the analysis of the Indo-European proto-language. Among other things the articles discuss the possibility of observing similarities with other language families. [Verlagsinformation]

Prefatory note
1. Irene Balles: The Old Indic cvi construction, the Caland system, and the PIE adjective. 1
2. Brigitte L. M. Bauer: Residues as an aid in Internal Reconstruction. 17
3. Vit Bubenik: On the expression of spatio-temporal locations in Late Proto-Indo-European. 33
4. Gerd Carling: Reconsidering the system: verbal categorization and the coding of valency in Tocharian. 49
5. Paul S. Cohen: On the etymology of Latin optumus / optimus and the reflex of PIE *H2o-. 65
6. Sabine Häusler: Genitive and adjective – primary parts of the Proto-Indo-European language-system? 73
7. John Hewson: Tmesis and anastrophe: the beginnings of configuration in Indo-European languages. 85
8. Eugen Hill: Zur Rekonstruktion des urindogermanischen Konjunktivs zu athematischen Verbalstämmen (vorläufige Mitteilung). 93
9. Adam Hyllested: Internal reconstruction vs. external comparison: the case of the Indo-Uralic laryngeals. 111
10. Jay Jasanoff: *-bhi, *-bhis, *-ōis: following the trail of the PIE instrumental plural. 137
11. Konstantin G. Krasukhin: The Indo-European aspect-tense system and quantitative ablaut. 151
12. Martin Joachim Kümmel: The range of Tocharian a-umlaut. 171
13. Natalia Nikolaeva: On the historical morphology of the Old Irish verb téit "goes". 181
14. Birgit Anette Olsen: How many noun suffixes did Proto-Indo-European have? 187
15. Moss Pike: The Indo-European long-vowel preterite: new Latin evidence. 205
16. Natalia B. Pimenova: Die semantische Rekonstruktion von Wortbildungssystemen (am Beispiel von Verbalabstrakta im Germanischen). 213
17. Roland A. Pooth: Proto-Indo-European ablaut and root inflection: an internal reconstruction and inner-PIE morphological analysis. 229
18. Jens Elmegård Rasmussen: Internal reconstruction applied to Indo-European: where do we stand? 255

JENS ELMEGÅRD RASMUSSEN, Associate Professor at the Department of Scandinavian Studies and Linguistics, University of Copenhagen. With the project 'The Roots of Europe - Language, Culture and Migrations' he is one of the scholars in the 'Programme of Excellence' which aims to strengthen the University's research.
THOMAS OLANDER, Post doc. at the Department of Scandinavian Studies and Linguistics, University of Copenhagen.

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