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
The Indo-Europeans: Origins and Culture
Proto-Indo-European: Comparison and Reconstruction
- Proto-Indo-European Phonology
- Proto-Indo-European Morphology
- Proto-Indo-European Syntax (NEW)
The Indo-European Linguistics Family: Genetic and Typological Perspectives
Indo-Iranian (NEW section)
- The Indic Languages (NEW)
- The Iranian Languages
Italic (NEW section)
- Other Italic Languages
Balto-Slavic (NEW section)
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 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.
BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
- FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
- LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
- LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism