A Linguistic History of English: From Proto-Indo-European to by Donald Ringe PDF

By Donald Ringe

ISBN-10: 0199552290

ISBN-13: 9780199552290

This e-book describes the earliest reconstructable phases of the prehistory of English. It outlines the grammar of Proto-Indo-European, considers the adjustments during which one dialect of that prehistoric language built into Proto-Germanic, and offers a close account of the grammar of Proto-Germanic. the point of interest through the publication is on linguistic constitution. during his exposition Professor Ringe attracts on a protracted culture of labor on many languages, together with Hittite, Sanskrit, Greek, Latin, Slavic, Gothic, and outdated Norse. Written to be intelligible to these with a history in glossy linguistic concept, the 1st quantity in Don Ringe's A Linguistic heritage of English may be of imperative curiosity to all students and scholars of comparative Indo-European and Germanic linguistics, the historical past of English, and ancient linguists.

The subsequent quantity within the background will ponder the improvement of Proto-Germanic into previous English. next volumes will describe the attested heritage of English from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present.

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