Towards a History of the Basque Language

Editors
| University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
| University of the Basque Co
| University of the Basque Co
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Questions related to the origin and history of the Basque language spark considerable interest, since it is the only surviving pre-Indo-European language in western Europe. However, until now, there was no readily available source in English providing answers to these questions or giving an overview of past and current research in this area. This book is intended to partly fill this void.
The book contains both state-of-the-art papers which summarize our knowledge about particular areas of Basque historical linguistics, and articles presenting new hypotheses and points of view based on hard evidence and careful analysis.
All contributors to this volume have demonstrated expertise in the topic within Basque historical linguistics that their chapter addresses. Two classical articles by the late Luis Michelena are included in English translation. In addition, the book includes studies on diachronic phonology, morphology and syntax. The relation of Basque to other languages is also investigated in a couple of chapters.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 131]  1995.  365 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Editor’s foreword
1
The basque country and the Basque language: an overview of the external history of the basque language
Koldo Zuazo
5
The Basque Language and its neighbors in antiquity
Joaquin Gorrochategui
31
Origins and relatives of the Basque language: review of the evidence
R.L. Trask
65
The ancient Basque consonants
Luis Michelena
101
The Latin and romance element in Basque
Luis Michelena
137
Reconstructing the ancient Basque accentual system: hypotheses and evidence
José Ignacio Hualde
171
Reconstructing the Pre-proto-Basque root
Joseba A. Lakarra
189
On the history of the Non-finite verb forms in Basque
R.L. Trask
207
On the origin of the finite forms of the Basque verb
Ricardo Gómez and Koldo Sainz
235
The develoment of the Basque system of terms of address and the allocutive conjugation
Jabier Alberdi
275
“Nunc” in old Basque
Rudolf P.G. de Rijk
295
Weak and strong genitive pronouns in northern basque: A Diachronic perspective
Georges Rebuschi
313
General index
357
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  95050363