The Ancient Languages of Europe

Author: Roger D. Woodard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139469320

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

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This book, derived from the acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages, describes the ancient languages of Europe, for the convenience of students and specialists working in that area. Each chapter of the work focuses on an individual language or, in some instances, a set of closely related varieties of a language. Providing a full descriptive presentation, each of these chapters examines the writing system(s), phonology, morphology, syntax and lexicon of that language, and places the language within its proper linguistic and historical context. The volume brings together an international array of scholars, each a leading specialist in ancient language study. While designed primarily for scholars and students of linguistics, this work will prove invaluable to all whose studies take them into the realm of ancient language.
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The Ancient Languages of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Aksum

Author: Roger D. Woodard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521684978

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 251

View: 4807

A convenient, portable paperback derived from the acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages.
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The Ancient Languages of Asia and the Americas

Author: Roger D. Woodard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521684943

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 264

View: 7766

This book, derived from the acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages, describes the ancient languages of Asia and the Americas, for the convenience of students and specialists working in that area. Each chapter of the work focuses on an individual language or, in some instances, a set of closely related varieties of a language. Providing a full descriptive presentation, each of these chapters examines the writing system(s), phonology, morphology, syntax and lexicon of that language, and places the language within its proper linguistic and historical context. The volume brings together an international array of scholars, each a leading specialist in ancient language study. While designed primarily for scholars and students of linguistics, this work will prove invaluable to all whose studies take them into the realm of ancient language.
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Language and Society in the Greek and Roman Worlds

Author: James Clackson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521192358

Category: History

Page: 218

View: 3705

You are what you speak. What does language tell us about ancient societies and individuals?
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Archaeology and Language

The Puzzle of Indo-European Origins

Author: Colin Renfrew

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521386753

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

View: 2635

Analyzes the relationships between language groups, compares language development with archaeological information, and speculates on population movements
Posted in Social Science

Languages in prehistoric Europe

Author: Alfred Bammesberger,Theo Vennemann

Publisher: Universitaetsverlag Winter

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 364

View: 6249

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The History of Negation in the Languages of Europe and the Mediterranean

Volume I Case Studies

Author: David Willis,Christopher Lucas,Anne Breitbarth

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191667978

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 556

View: 8873

This is the first book in a two-volume comparative history of negation in the languages of Europe and the Mediterranean. The work integrates typological, general, and theoretical research, documents patterns and directions of change in negation across languages, and examines the linguistic and social factors that lie behind such changes. The first volume presents linked case studies of particular languages and language groups, including French, Italian, English, Dutch, German, Celtic, Slavonic, Greek, Uralic, and Afro-Asiatic. Each outlines and analyses the development of sentential negation and of negative indefinites and quantifiers, including negative concord and, where appropriate, language-specific topics such as the negation of infinitives, negative imperatives, and constituent negation. The second volume (to be pubished in 2014) will offer comparative analyses of changes in negation systems of European and north African languages and set out an integrated framework for understanding them. The aim of both is a universal understanding of the syntax of negation and how it changes. Their authors develop formal models in the light of data drawn from historical linguistics, especially on processes of grammaticalization, and consider related effects on language acquisition and language contact. At the same time the books seek to advance models of historical syntax more generally and to show the value of uniting perspectives from different theoretical frameworks.
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Towards a History of the Basque Language

Author: José Ignacio Hualde,Joseba A. Lakarra,R.L. Trask

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027285675

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 365

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Questions related to the origin and history of the Basque language spark considerable interest, since it is the only surviving pre-Indo-European language in western Europe. However, until now, there was no readily available source in English providing answers to these questions or giving an overview of past and current research in this area. This book is intended to partly fill this void. The book contains both state-of-the-art papers which summarize our knowledge about particular areas of Basque historical linguistics, and articles presenting new hypotheses and points of view based on hard evidence and careful analysis. All contributors to this volume have demonstrated expertise in the topic within Basque historical linguistics that their chapter addresses. Two classical articles by the late Luis Michelena are included in English translation. In addition, the book includes studies on diachronic phonology, morphology and syntax. The relation of Basque to other languages is also investigated in a couple of chapters.
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Comparative Grammar of the Modern Aryan Languages of India

To Wit, Hindi, Panjabi, Sindhi, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, and Bangali

Author: John Beames

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108048137

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 382

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First published in the 1870s, this three-volume comparative grammar covers sounds, nominals and verbs in the Indo-Aryan languages.
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The Expansion of England

Two Courses of Lectures

Author: John Robert Seeley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110802355X

Category: History

Page: 322

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This 1883 work examines the history of the British Empire and its position in the world, past, present and future.
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Modals in the Languages of Europe

A Reference Work

Author: Björn Hansen,Ferdinand de Haan

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110219212

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 590

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This book is the first comprehensive survey of modals and modal constructions in the languages of Europe. It is a collaborative effort between scholars from Europe and the United States, stemming from a workshop on Modals in the Languages of Europe in Valencia. The aim of this book is to describe the properties of modals and modal constructions in the European area and to compare the systems in individual languages or language families from an areal and genetic perspective. For the sake of contrast, the book also looks at the expression of modality in some languages just outside of Europe. The book consists of fourteen chapters on modal systems in individual languages or language families, written by experts in the respective languages, and an introductory and concluding chapter, written by the editors. The book gives both a description of the modals in the individual languages and an account of the nature and status of modals in general. It provides the reader with a theoretical account of how modals and modal constructions are grammaticalized. This theoretical account is informed by the parameters of grammaticalization of Christian Lehmann. These parameters were chosen because they are language-independent, as opposed to more language specific criteria (for instance, the NICE-criteria for English). The parameters themselves are examined as well for their suitability as part of any theory of grammaticalization. The book thus gives readers access to a collection of data on modality that surpasses most works in this field and also provides a fresh perspective on issues of grammaticalization and language contact. It is therefore of interest to scholars of modality, language contact and areal linguistics, grammaticalization theory and typology.
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Anatolian Historical Phonology

Author: Harold Craig Melchert

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789051836974

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 457

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This study represents the first comprehensive treatment of the sound system of the Hittite language and its historical development in a quarter-century. It is the very first attempt at a systematic description of the sound systems of all the ancient Indo-European languages of Anatolia. It codifies the results of a generation of collective scholarship which has made some dramatic advances, offers a number of new hypotheses, and frames the problems which remain to be solved. The contents will be of interest to Indo-Europeanists for the new perspectives on the crucial Anatolian subgroup and to scholars of second-millennium Anatolia for the up-to-date descriptions of the extant Indo-European languages of that era.
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Word Prosodic Systems in the Languages of Europe

Author: Harry van der Hulst

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110197081

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1079

View: 2938

The series is a platform for contributions of all kinds to this rapidly developing field. General problems are studied from the perspective of individual languages, language families, language groups, or language samples. Conclusions are the result of a deepened study of empirical data. Special emphasis is given to little-known languages, whose analysis may shed new light on long-standing problems in general linguistics.
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