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The Date of the Veda

Edwin Bryant

in The Quest for the Origins of Vedic Culture: The Indo-Aryan Migration Debate

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137774
eISBN:
9780199834044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137779.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The various attempts made to date Sanskrit texts (the Veda) are examined in the context that if the Ŗgveda (the earliest of the texts) is at least a millennium older than its commonly accepted date, ... More


Concluding Remarks

JANE STUART-SMITH

in Phonetics and Philology: Sound Change in Italic

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257737
eISBN:
9780191717765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257737.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. It begins with a review of discussions in the preceding chapters. It shows that by comparing systematically obtained phonetic ... More


Hittite and the Indo-European Verb

Jay H. Jasanoff

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199249053
eISBN:
9780191719370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249053.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book sets out to reconcile our picture of the Proto-Indo-European (PIE) verbal system with the evidence of Hittite and the other early Anatolian languages. The discovery that Hittite was an ... More


A History of English: From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic

Donald Ringe (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284139
eISBN:
9780191712562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284139.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This volume traces the prehistory of English from Proto-Indo-European, its earliest reconstructable ancestor, to Proto-Germanic, the latest ancestor shared by all the Germanic languages. It begins ... More


Phonetics and Philology: Sound Change in Italic

Jane Stuart-Smith

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257737
eISBN:
9780191717765
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257737.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This book presents a treatment of a long-standing problem of Proto–Indo–European and Italic philology: the development of the Proto–Indo–European voiced aspirates in the ancient languages of Italy. ... More


Introduction: Phonetics and Philology

JANE STUART-SMITH

in Phonetics and Philology: Sound Change in Italic

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257737
eISBN:
9780191717765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257737.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the purpose of the book, which is to demonstrate how phonetic theory can be used to evaluate and motivate accounts of reconstructed sound change ... More


The Italic Sound Change:Background

JANE STUART-SMITH

in Phonetics and Philology: Sound Change in Italic

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257737
eISBN:
9780191717765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257737.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter begins with a discussion of the series of stops reconstructed for Proto–Indo–European (PIE) generally referred to as ‘voiced aspirates’. It addresses two objections against the ... More


Philology: The Evidence for the Italic Development

JANE STUART-SMITH

in Phonetics and Philology: Sound Change in Italic

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257737
eISBN:
9780191717765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257737.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

The Italic reflexes are found in those words whose root/stem/ending can be shown to continue a Proto–Indo–European (PIE) voiced aspirate. This chapter presents a detailed summary of the evidence for ... More


The Traditional Arguments Reviewed

JANE STUART-SMITH

in Phonetics and Philology: Sound Change in Italic

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257737
eISBN:
9780191717765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257737.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter presents a critical discussion of traditional arguments, starting with those based on evidence referring to factors connected to the Italic languages themselves, and then moving on to ... More


Phonetics, Predictions, Parallels

JANE STUART-SMITH

in Phonetics and Philology: Sound Change in Italic

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257737
eISBN:
9780191717765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257737.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter presents an independent method of assessing how we might expect voiced aspirates to change. The principles of a phonetic model of sound change are applied to the case in question: the ... More


A Phonetic Explanation for the Italic Development

JANE STUART-SMITH

in Phonetics and Philology: Sound Change in Italic

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257737
eISBN:
9780191717765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257737.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter evaluates the phonetic plausibility of the two current explanations for the development of the Proto–Indo–European (PIE) voiced aspirates in the Italic languages. It first considers ... More


From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic

Don Ringe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198792581
eISBN:
9780191834578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792581.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

This book describes the earliest reconstructable stages of the prehistory of English, focusing specifically on linguistic structure. It outlines the grammar of Proto-Indo-European, considers the ... More


Some Problems of Reconstruction

WOLFGANG DAVID CIRILO DE MELO

in The Early Latin Verb System: Archaic Forms in Plautus, Terence, and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199209026
eISBN:
9780191706141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209026.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In theory the sigmatic forms could go back to Proto-Indo-European desideratives or aorists. While diachronic morphology on its own remains inconclusive, the perfective meaning of the forms and their ... More


A rule of deaspiration in ancient Greek

Paul Elbourne

in Laws and Rules in Indo‐European

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199609925
eISBN:
9780191741579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609925.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter revisits a sound law for the early history of Greek that was posited by the author in previous work (Historische Sprachforschung, 1998). In the context of arguing for the existence of a ... More


Rule of the Root: Proto-Indo-European Domination of Legal Language

Gary Watt

in Law and Language: Current Legal Issues Volume 15

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673667
eISBN:
9780191751769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673667.003.0345
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores the implications of, and suggests a response to, the discovery that modern legal language is subject to the ongoing dominion of the Proto-Indo-European lexicon and the ... More


Phonological and Morphological Interaction in Proto-Indo-European Accentuation

Rolf Noyer

in Distributed Morphology Today: Morphemes for Morris Halle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019675
eISBN:
9780262314572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019675.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The reconstruction of the grammar of word accentuation in Proto-Indo-European (PIE) has for years been a central topic in historical linguistics, as well as the focus of a number of studies within ... More


Introduction: Dead Man Talking

Ruth H. Sanders

in The Languages of Scandinavia: Seven Sisters of the North

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226493893
eISBN:
9780226493923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493923.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian, often referred to together as "Mainland Scandinavian," are all daughters of extinct Old Norse, as are the "Insular Scandinavian" languages Icelandic and Faroese. Both ... More


Early Greek Relative Clauses

Philomen Probert

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198713821
eISBN:
9780191790362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713821.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book contributes to an old debate now enjoying a revival: should we expect languages spoken a few thousand years ago, such as Proto-Indo-European, to be less well-equipped than modern languages ... More


Participles in Rigvedic Sanskrit: The Syntax and Semantics of Adjectival Verb Forms

John J. Lowe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198701361
eISBN:
9780191770630
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701361.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book examines the syntax and semantics of tense-aspect stem participles in the Ṛgveda. The Ṛgveda is an ancient collection of sacred Indian hymns, written in the Vedic Sanskrit language, and is ... More


Conclusion

George Walkden

in Syntactic Reconstruction and Proto-Germanic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198712299
eISBN:
9780191780837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712299.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 6 summarizes and concludes the book, presenting an account of the main findings of earlier chapters as regards verb position in main clauses, the syntax of the wh-system, and the ... More


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