From Indo-European to Latin

The evolution of a morphosyntactic type

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This study aims to describe the typological characteristics of the original Indo-European structure, called the derivative-flectional stage (or (sub)type), and to trace its developments to the paradigmatically organized structure of the individual Indo-European languages, called the paradigmatic-flectional stage (or (sub)type). This development is demonstrated in Latin, a language characterized by highy developed inflection, which attests, especially by its verbal system, an alternative way of paradigmatizing the original structure, differing from Old Indian and Greek on which traditional reconstruction was based.

The notion of derivative-flectional type is used to try to penetrate to the original form and historical sources of the IE flectional type without presupposing radical typological change between Proto-IE and IE. The author's view differs from the traditional theory of prehistoric change in IE structure (from isolation to flection via agglutination) in that she assumes the origins of flection lie in lexico-derivative categorization.

The book is divided into three parts: 1. The Origins and Evolution of the Indo-European Flectional Type 2. The Basic Principles and Origins of the Nominal System and Inflections 3. The Indo-European Origins of the Latin Verbal System.

[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 104]  1993.  xiv, 259 pp.
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Table of Contents
Part 1. The origins and revolution of the Indo-European flectional type: the derivational type of Indo-European and paradigmatic-flectional type of Latin
1
1.1 Introduction
3
1.2 The nominative-accusative structure of Indo-European
15
1.3 Main characteristics of the derivative-flectional and paradigmatic-flectional types
23
Part 2. The basic principles and origins of the nominal system and inflections
47
2.1 Introduction
49
2.2 Animate and inanimate noun classes
61
2.3 The category of number
69
2.4 The case system
77
2.5 Remarks on Latin paradigmatization
97
2.6 Conclusions
103
Part 3. The Indo-European origins of the Latin verbal system
105
3.1 Introduction
107
3.2 The active and inactive verb clauses
115
3.3 Inactive and perfect
143
3.4 Inactive and middle-passive
157
3.5 Thematic -e/o- suffix and long vocalic suffixes
173
3.6 Sigmatic forms of the Latin present and perfect systems
181
3.7 Latin imperfect in -bam and future in -bō
187
3.8 Conclusions
191
Summary
191
Notes
195
References
215
Index
233
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  93001456