Semitic and Indo-European
Volume II: Comparative morphology, syntax and phonetics
Saul Levin | SUNY, Binghamton
This is a sequel to the author's Semitic and Indo-European: The Principal Etymologies (1995). That volume provided the key examples of morphological correspondences between the Semitic and the Indo-European languages. In this sequel, the author analyzes correspondences of structure, either within a certain group of languages or belonging to a distantly related group, by looking at inflectional morphology, case, grammar, and phonology. Thus are uncovered the prehistoric means of oral communication, linking the forerunners of ancient societies in Asia, Africa, and Europe, as they talked about livestock or revealed some inner sentiment.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 226] 2002. xviii, 592 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Preface | p. vii
Bibliographical Abbreviations | p. xi
Chapter VI: The structure of roots and of uninflected words | pp. 1–57
Chapter VII: Stative inflections | pp. 58–109
Chapter VIII: Inflections of active verbs and verbal nouns | pp. 110–193
Chapter IX: Case-endings and other suffixes of nouns and adjectives | pp. 194–282
Chapter X: Syntax | pp. 283–331
Chapter XI: Corresponding consonants | pp. 332–472
Chapter XII: Vowels and suprasegmental sounds | pp. 473–525
Chapter XIII: Epilogue. Echoes of prehistoric life and culture | pp. 526–544
Indices | pp. 545–592
“[...] the matrial which Levin has essembled retains the capacity to fascinate and intrigue us.”
David Testen, Reston, USA, in Diachronica Vol. 21:2 (2004)
“[...] a treasury of words that have correspondences in these several languages across language family divides.”
Solomon I. Sara, S.J., Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University, in The Phonetician, Vol 89-I (2004)
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