New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin by Andrew L. Sihler
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New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin
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New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin

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New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin by Andrew L. Sihler

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Like Carl Darling Buck's Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin (1933), this book is an explanation of the similarities and differences between Greek and Latin morphology and lexicon through an account of their prehistory. It also aims to discuss the principal features of Indo-European linguistics. Greek and Latin are studied as a pair for cultural reasons only; as languages, they have little in common apart from their Indo-European heritage. Thus the only way to treat the historical bases for their development is to begin with Proto-Indo-European. The only way to make a reconstructed language like Proto-Indo-European intelligible and intellectually defensible is to present at least some of the basis for reconstructing its features and, in the process, to discuss reasoning and methodology of reconstruction (including a weighing of alternative reconstructions). The result is a compendious handbook of Indo-European phonology and morphology, and a vade mecum of Indo-European linguistics - the focus always remaining on Greek and Latin. The non-classical sources for historical discussion are mainly Vedic Sanskrit, Hittite, and Germanic, with occasional but crucial contributions from Old Irish, Avestan, Baltic, and Slavic.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195373363
ISBN-10: 0195373367
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 157mm x 32mm)
Pages: 720
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 27-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin by Andrew L. Sihler New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, Hardback (January 1995)

This study accounts for the similarities and differences between Ancient Greek and Latin by tracing their (mostly) prehistoric evolution from their common ancestor, Proto-Indo-European. The features of Proto-Indo-European itself are explained and justified on the basis of comparative linguistics.

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Author Biography - Andrew L. Sihler

Andrew L. Sihler is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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