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The Indo-European Languages

2nd Edition

Edited by Mate Kapović, Anna Giacalone Ramat, Paolo Ramat


630 pages

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The Indo-European Languages presents a comprehensive survey of the individual languages and language subgroups within this language family.

With over four hundred languages and dialects and almost three billion native speakers, the Indo-European language family is the largest of the recognized language groups and includes most of the major current languages of Europe, the Iranian plateau and the Indian subcontinent.

Written by an international team of experts, this comprehensive, single-volume tome presents in-depth discussions of the historical development and specialized linguistic features of the Indo-European languages.

This unique resource remains the ideal reference for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of Indo-European linguistics and languages, but also for more experienced researchers looking for an up-to-date survey of separate Indo-European branches. It will be of interest to researchers and anyone with an interest in historical linguistics, linguistic anthropology and language development.

Table of Contents

List of Maps with Acknowledgements

List of Figures

List of Tables

List of Contributors


List of Linguistic Abbreviations

List of Periodical Abbreviations

The International Phonetic Alphabet

  1. The Indo-Europeans: Origins and Culture
  2. Proto-Indo-European: Comparison and Reconstruction
    1. Proto-Indo-European Phonology
    2. Proto-Indo-European Morphology
    3. Proto-Indo-European Syntax (NEW)

  3. The Indo-European Linguistics Family: Genetic and Typological Perspectives
  4. Anatolian
  5. Indo-Iranian (NEW section)
    1. Vedic
    2. Sanskrit
    3. The Indic Languages (NEW)
    4. The Iranian Languages

  6. Greek
  7. Italic (NEW section)
    1. Latin
    2. Other Italic Languages

  8. Celtic
  9. Germanic
  10. Armenian
  11. Tocharian
  12. Balto-Slavic (NEW section)
    1. Baltic
    2. Slavic

  13. Albanian
  14. Other Ancient Indo-European Languages (NEW )


Proto-Indo-European reconstructed words/roots glossary (NEW)

Proto-Indo-European vocabulary (semantics) glossary (NEW)

Separate families/languages glossaries (i.e. Sanskrit, Latin, Gothic, English etc.) (NEW)

About the Editors

Mate Kapovic is Assistant Professor and Chair of Comparative Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. He teaches courses on Introduction to Indo-European Linguistics and Indo-European Phonology and Morphology

About the Series

Routledge Language Family Series

Each volume in this series contains an in-depth account of the members of some of the world's most important language families. Written by experts in each language, these accessible accounts provide detailed linguistic analysis and description. The contents are carefully structured to cover the natural system of classification: phonology, morphology, syntax, lexis, semantics, dialectology, and sociolinguistics.

Every volume contains extensive bibliographies for each language, a detailed index and tables, and maps and examples from the languages to demonstrate the linguistic features being described. The consistent format allows comparative study, not only between the languages in each volume, but also across all the volumes in the series.

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