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Indo-European Language and Culture : an Introduction.

Author: Benjamin W Fortson
Publisher: Chicester : Wiley, 2011.
Series: Blackwell textbooks in linguistics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Ben Fortson's book is the best existing introduction to Indo-European linguistics: up-to-date and comprehensive, accessible without being oversimplified. Students and interested laypersons will find it indispensable."--Don Ringe, University of Pennsylvania "Fortson's Introduction continues to be the textbook of choice for introductory Indo-European. In its presentation of both fact and theory, it is a marvel of  Read more...
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Fortson, Benjamin W.
Indo-European Language and Culture : An Introduction.
Chicester : Wiley, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin W Fortson
ISBN: 9781444359688 1444359681
OCLC Number: 1027603257
Notes: 11 Indo-Iranian II: Iranian.
Description: 1 online resource (727 pages).
Contents: Cover --
Praise for Indo-European Language and Culture --
Blackwell Textbooks in Linguistics --
Title --
Copyright --
List of Illustrations --
Preface --
Preface to the Second Edition --
Acknowledgments --
Guide to the Reader --
1 Introduction: The Comparative Method and the Indo-European Family --
The Study of Language Relationships and the Comparative Method (1.1-12) --
Indo-European Historical Linguistics (1.13-19) --
Conclusion (1.20-22) --
For Further Reading --
For Review --
Exercises --
2 Proto-Indo-European Culture and Archaeology --
Introduction (2.1-2) --
Society (2.3-16). 7 Pronouns and Other Parts of Speech --
Pronouns: Introduction (7.1) --
Personal Pronouns (7.2-8) --
Other Pronouns and the Pronominal Declension (7.9-14) --
Numerals (7.15-22) --
Adverbs (7.23-25) --
Prepositions and Postpositions (7.26) --
Conjunctions and Interjections (7.27-30) --
For Further Reading --
Exercises --
8 Proto-Indo-European Syntax --
Introduction (8.1-5) --
Syntax of the Phrase (8.6-11) --
Syntax of the Clause (8.12-30) --
Phrase and Sentence Prosody and the Interaction of Syntax and Phonology (8.31-36) --
For Further Reading --
For Review --
Exercises --
9 Anatolian. Exercises --
5 The Verb --
The Structure of the PIE Verb (5.1-10) --
Personal Endings (5.11-18) --
The Present Stem (5.19-44) --
The Aorist Stem (5.45-50) --
The Perfect Stem (5.51-53) --
Moods (5.54-57) --
Non-finite Verbal Formations and Other Topics (5.58-63) --
For Further Reading --
For Review --
Exercises --
6 The Noun --
Introduction (6.1-3) --
Athematic Nouns (6.4-42) --
Thematic Nouns (6.43-67) --
The Collective and the Feminine (6.68-71) --
Adjectives (6.72-81) --
Nominal Composition and Other Topics (6.82-87) --
For Further Reading --
For Review --
Exercises. Introduction (9.1-4) --
From PIE to Common Anatolian (9.5-14) --
Hittite (9.15-44) --
Luvian (9.45-58) --
Palaic (9.59-61) --
Lycian (9.62-70) --
Lydian (9.71-75) --
Carian, Pisidian, and Sidetic (9.76) --
For Further Reading --
For Review --
Exercises --
PIE Vocabulary I: Man, Woman, Kinship --
10 Indo-Iranian I: Indic --
Introduction to Indo-Iranian (10.1-4) --
From PIE to Indo-Iranian (10.5-19) --
Indic (Indo-Aryan) (10.20-22) --
Sanskrit (10.23-51) --
Middle Indic (10.52-57) --
Modern (New) Indo-Aryan (10.58-63) --
For Further Reading --
For Review --
Exercises --
PIE Vocabulary II: Animals. Religion, Ritual, and Myth (2.17-36) --
Poetics (2.37-45) --
Personal Names (2.46-49) --
Archaeology and the PIE Homeland Question (2.50-73) --
For Further Reading --
For Review --
Exercises --
3 Proto-Indo-European Phonology --
Introduction (3.1) --
Consonants (3.2-25) --
Vowels (3.26-32) --
Phonological Rules (3.33-44) --
For Further Reading --
For Review --
Exercises --
4 Proto-Indo-European Morphology: Introduction --
The Root and Indo-European Morphophonemics (4.1) --
The Root (4.2-11) --
Ablaut (4.12-19) --
Morphological Categories of PIE (4.20-24) --
For Further Reading --
For Review.
Series Title: Blackwell textbooks in linguistics.

Abstract:

"Ben Fortson's book is the best existing introduction to Indo-European linguistics: up-to-date and comprehensive, accessible without being oversimplified. Students and interested laypersons will find it indispensable."--Don Ringe, University of Pennsylvania "Fortson's Introduction continues to be the textbook of choice for introductory Indo-European. In its presentation of both fact and theory, it is a marvel of accuracy, completeness, and sound judgment." -Brent Vine, UCLA "The perfect book for an introductory Indo-European course, lively and engaging throughout, yet detailed, accurate, and authoritative. The hands-on exercises at the end of each chapter are a unique and valuable feature." -Jay Jasanoff, Harvard University "This is an excellent introduction to Proto-Indo-European and its study. Both the chapters on various aspects of PIE grammar and those describing the various Indo-European branches are masterly précis of their subjects. As a Tocharianist I'm pleased to see that all branches of Indo-European are given the same thoughtful, substantial treatment. Both novices and the experienced Indo-Europeanists will read this book with profit; more than one of the latter group will wish he had written himself." -Douglas Q. Adams, University of Idaho.
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Praise for the Previous Edition: "Superb ... [Fortson's] short general discussions of the histories and ecologies of the individual languages are the best I have ever read." (Recensiones - Read more...

 
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