This book is a comprehensive comparison of Proto-Indo-European, in all its stages of development and in all its aspects, with various other language families of Northern Eurasia, the Middle East, and the Indian subcontinent. It is an attempt to show that Proto-Indo-European is not genetically isolated but, rather, belongs to a larger linguistic grouping, namely, the Nostratic macrofamily. For the first time, all aspects of the putative proto-language are discussed in detail: phonology, morphology, vocabulary, syntax, and homelands. Copious references are given throughout to the relevant literature and the book ends with an English-Nostratic index. Also for the first time, a sizable amount of material has been included from Eskimo-Aleut and Chukchi-Kamchatkan. This book is, therefore, the most important contribution to Nostratic linguistics to appear to date.
Reconstructing Proto-Nostratic (2 vols)
Garnik S. Asatrian, Yerevan State University
The Etymological Dictionary of Persian is the most comprehensive and up-to-date work in the field of New Persian historical lexicology and etymology. It synthesizes the achievements of Iranian, and Indo-European, comparative linguistics over the last century with regard to the study of the ...
Guus Kroonen, Leiden University
With its nearly 7,000 lexemes, the Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic Lexicon represents a comprehensive vocabulary of the Germanic proto-language. It offers numerous new interpretations and is an essential instrument for the study of Germanic historical linguistics and etymology.
Robert Beekes with the assistance of Lucien van Beek
This is the first etymological dictionary of Proto-Celtic to be published after a hundred years, synthesizing the work of several generations of Celtic scholars. It contains a reconstructed lexicon of Proto-Celtic with ca. 1500 entries.
Hrach K. Martirosyan
This book provides an up-to-date description of the Indo-European lexical stock of Armenian with systematic inclusion of dialectal data. It incorporates the lexical, phonetic, and morphological material in the Armenian dialects into the etymological treatment of the Indo-European lexicon.
Michiel de Vaan
A new etymological dictionary of the entire Latin lexicon of Indo-European origin, and of the inherited stock of the other ancient Italic languages, such as Oscan, Umbrian and South Picene.
This publication is the first etymological dictionary of the entire Hittite lexicon of Indo-European origin. Furthermore it provides a thorough description of the synchronic phonological system of Hittite as well as a comprehensive study of the Hittite historical phonology.
Elena E. Kuz'mina. Edited by J.P. Mallory
This work gives a critical survey of all verbs attested in Proto-Iranian based on its descendants. It is accompanied by a critical analysis of the morphology and provenance
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