Past research on the Sabellian languages has been devoted mainly to the phonetic and morphological features of these languages as elements for the reconstruction of the prehistoric stages of Latin. The present book aims at analysing the semantic, syntactic, and pragmatic features of a subset of grammatical terms, the demonstratives. It contains a thorough description of their synchronic behaviour, which permits both a comparison to the Latin data with new hypotheses on the epigraphic genres in Republican Italy and a reconstruction of the Italic origins of these terms based on typological principles. Neither the grammar of Sabellian nor the pragmatic scope of the Sabellian inscriptions should be considered a priori identical to their Latin comparanda.
Götz Keydana, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Being an in-depth study of the syntax and semantics of infinitives in Early Vedic, this book gives a comprehensive account of the various types of infinitive use attested. Furthermore, heuristics are given for identifying infinitives in ancient languages. Durch eine sorgfältige Untersuchung ...
Michaël Peyrot, University of Vienna
The subjunctive is one of the most central categories of the Tocharian verbal system. A thorough analysis of its meaning and formation is the basis for a careful reconstruction of the Proto-Tocharian stage and its derivation from the Indo-European proto-language.
Nicholas Zair, University of Cambridge
In The Reflexes of the Proto-Indo-European Laryngeals in Celtic, Nicholas Zair for the first time collects all the words from the Celtic languages which contained a laryngeal, and identifies the regular results of the laryngeals in each phonetic environment.
Eystein Dahl, University of Bergen
Drawing on insights from formal semantics and linguistic typology, this book presents a comprehensive account of the tense/aspect/mood system in Early Vedic, the language of the Rigveda. It also outlines a theoretical framework for the study of semantics in dead languages.
Daniel Petit, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
The Baltic languages (Lithuanian, Latvian, Old Prussian) are well known for their archaic structure. This book is a survey of some major issues of Baltic linguistics (dialectology, accentual system, neuter gender, verbal system, clitic forms).
Melanie Malzahn, University of Vienna
This book presents a synchronic and diachronic study of the verbal system of the two Tocharian languages together with an index listing attested verbal forms and offering semantic and etymological information. The material is based on philological evaluation and incorporates hitherto unpublished ...
Ilya Yakubovich, University of Chicago
Luvian is the language of Anatolian hieroglyphic inscriptions and a close relative of Hittite. This book reconstructs the ethnic history of the Luvians through sociolinguistic methods with an emphasis on the interpretation of linguistic contacts.
Michael Weiss, Cornell University
Taking an approach that combines philological, linguistic, and ritual analysis, Michael Weiss sheds light on many obscure interpretive cruces and also constructs a coherent theory of the entire ritual performance described on Tables III and IV of the Tabulae Iguvinae.
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