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Laws and Rules in Indo-European

Probert, Philomen [u.a.] [Hrsg.]:
Laws and Rules in Indo-European / ed. by Philomen Probert and Andreas Willi. - Oxford [u.a.] : Oxford University Press, 2012. - XXIII, 393 S.
ISBN 978-0-19-960992-5
£ 90,00
DDC: 417.7

This book examines the operation of laws, rules, and principles in Indo-European, the language family which includes the Celtic, Germanic, Italic/Romance, and Baltic/Slavic subfamilies as well as the predominant languages of Greece, Iran, parts of Southern Asia, and ancient Anatolia.
   Laws and rules are crucial to Indo-European studies: they constrain the reconstructions and etymologies on which knowledge of the history and prehistory of Indo-European in particular and ancient languages more generally is based, and which allow processes of morphological change, semantic shift, and borrowing to be identified. But these laws and rules require constant reassessment in the light of new evidence, theory, and method. Through a series of case studies re-examining specific laws and rules in the Indo-European language family, this book explores the implications of new insights into language change andof increasing opportunities for attention to chronology and detail in the treatment of primary material. The languages and language families under consideration include Celtic, Germanic, Italic and Romance, Armenian, Greek, and Indo-Iranian languages as well as Proto-Indo-European.
   Laws and Rules in Indo-European brings together leading scholars from all over the world. It makes a valuable contribution to the understanding of the history of ancient languages and the reconstruction of their ancestors, as well as to research methods. [Verlagsinformation]

Preface. x
Acknowledgements. xii
Notes on contributors. xiii
Abbreviations. xvi
List of Figures. xxi
List of Tables. xxii
1. Philomen Probert and Andreas Willi:
Introduction. 1
Part I: Linguistics 'Laws' in Pre-modern Thought
2. Paul Russell:
Fern do frestol na. u. consaine: Perceptions of sound laws, sound change, and linguistic borrowing among the medieval Irish. 17
Part II: Rules of Language Change and Linguistic Methology
3. Don Ringe:
Cladistic Principles and Linguistic Reality: The case of West Germanic. 33
4. Patrick Stiles:
Older Runic Evidence for Northwest Germanic a-umlaut of u (and 'the converse of Polivanov's Law'). 43
5. Jane Stuart-Smith and Mario Cortina-Borja:
A Law Unto Themselves? An Acoustic Phonetic Study of 'Tonal' Consonants in British Panjabi. 61
6. Wolfgang de Melo:
Kurylowicz's First 'Law of Analogy' and the Development of Passive periphrases in Latin. 83
7. Anna Morpurgo Davies:
Phonetic Laws, Relative and Absolute Chronology, Language Diffusion and the Drift: The loss of sibilants in the Greek dialects of the first millennium BC. 102
Part III: Segmental Sound Laws: New proposals and reassessments
8. Paul Elbourne:
A Rule of Deaspiration in Ancient Greek. 125
9. Daniel Kölligan:
Regular Sound Change and Word-initial */i/- in Armenian. 134
10. Nicholas Zair:
Schrijver's Rules for British and Proto-Celtic *-ou- and *-uu- before a vowel. 147
Part IV: Origins and Evolutions
11. Philomen Probert:
Origins of the Greek Law of Limitation. 163
12. Peter Barber:
Re-examining Lindeman's Law. 182
13. Ranjan Sen:
Exon's Law and the latin Syncopes. 205
Part V: Systemic Consequences
14. Elizabeth Tucker:
Brugmann's Law: The problem of Indo-Iranian thematic nouns and adjectives. 229
15. Andreas Willi:
Kiparsky's Rule, Thematic Nasal Presents and Athematic verba vocalia in Greek. 260
Part VI: Synchronic Laws and Rules in Syntax and Sociolinguistics
16. David Langslow:
Praetor urbanus - urbanus praetor: Some aspects of attributive adjective placement in Latin. 279
17. Eleanor Dickey:
The Rules of Politeness and Latin Request Formulae. 313
References. 329
General Index. 359
Index of Words. 368

Philomen Probert is University Lecturer in Classical Philology and Linguistics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Wolfson College. She has written A new short guide to the accentuation of Ancient Greek (Duckworth 2003) and Ancient Greek accentuation: synchronic patterns, frequency effects, and prehistory (OUP 2006). Profile page.
Andreas Willi is Diebold Professor of Comparative Philology at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Worcester College. He has written The Languages of Aristophanes: aspects of linguistic variation in classical Attic Greek (OUP 2003) and Sikelismos: Sprache, Literatur und Gesellschaft im griechischen Sizilien (Basel, Schwabe 2008) and edited The Language of Greek Comedy (OUP 2002). Profile page.

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Probert/Willi: Laws and Rules in Indo-European, 2012