Professor Szemerenyi's Einführung in die vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft, first published in 1970, remains the standard introduction to comparative Indo-European linguistics. Updated and revised for its English translation, it appears here in a new paperback format. The introductory section presents a general survey of the principles of diachronic-comparative linguistics, and the remainder of the book is a thorough and detailed analysis, according to
those principles, of the phonological and morphological structure of the Indo-European group of languages. Each section of the book has a detailed bibliography, so that the student can progress from the general overview to a more detailed examination of particular topics.
`draws confidently on data from all of the Indo-European branches.'
Sino-Platonic Papers No.107, Sept. 2000.
`... this work is now so much more widely accessible ... it will truly be a fitting memorial to Oswald Szemerenyi'
J. H. W. Penney, Kratylos Edition 44 1999
`Szemerenyi's standard introduction to the comparative philology of Indo-European has thankfully been made available in English. Beautifully set out, it represents the thoroughly revised and (especially in respect of bibliography) enlarged edition of 1990. ... a masterpiece of clarity and conciseness.'
J. C. Wright, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
1: Introduction; 2: Language in Change; 3: Tasks of Indo-European Linguistics; 4: Phonology; 5: Morphophonology; 6: Prehistory of the Indo-European Phonological System; 7: Morphology - Nouns and Adjectives; 8: Morphology - Pronouns and Numerals; 9: Morphology - Verbs; References; Index
Series: Oxford Linguistics
Number Of Pages: 388
Published: 1st January 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 16.2
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 4