'Über den Umlaut: Zwei Abhandlungen' (Carlsruhe, 1843) and 'Über den Ablaut' (Carlsruhe, 1844)

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Über den Umlaut (1843) and Über den Ablaut (1844) grew out of a review of Grimm’s Deutsche Grammatik by Holtzmann, in which he also made an excursus into Bopp’s theory of vowel gradation in Sanskrit. Holtzmann was the first to observe the correlation of guṇa and accent. At the same time he noted that loss (or absence) of the accent could mean loss or shortening of a vowel. Observations which, be it in a different form, eventually found their way into a unified theory of Indo-European vowel gradation.

The two German texts are presented here in fac simile format, together with an introductory article.

[Amsterdam Classics in Linguistics, 1800–1925, 12]  1977.  xxix, 48, and 81 pp.
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Table of Contents
Portrait of Adolf Holtzmann (1810-1870)
Ernst Martin: Adolf Holtzmann
Karl Bartsch: Recensionen
Posthumously published works
Über den Umlaut: Zwei Abhandlungen (1843), 48 pp.
Über den Ablaut (1844), 77 pp.
Bibliography of Works mentioned in Über den Umlaut and Über den Ablaut
Index of Authors
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  78385208 | Marc record