Studies in Baltic and Indo-European Linguistics

In honor of William R. Schmalstieg

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| Penn State University
| University of Pisa
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This collection of twenty-nine research papers is dedicated to the eminent Balticist, Slavicist and Indo-Europeanist, William R. Schmalstieg in commemoration of his seventy-fifth birthday. It contains contributions by specialists of mainly Baltic and Indo-European linguistics which are reflective of Schmalstieg's own scholarly interests over the decades of his career, including technical aspects of Baltic and Indo-European phonology, morphology and syntax, etymology, language universals, the history of linguistics and the Baltic text tradition. Contributors include prominent scholars from the United States and Europe, both east and west. All papers are in English, and all linguistic material in less commonly known languages is provided with an English translation, making the contents accessible to a wider audience of readers.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 254]  2004.  xlvi, 302 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments
Philip Baldi and Pietro U. Dini
ix
William R. Schmalstieg: The Man and the Scholar
Philip Baldi
xi
Publications 1956–2004
William R. Schmalstieg
xxiii
On the Genitive with Neuter Participles and Verbal Nouns in Lithuanian
Vytautus Ambrazas
1
“To Be” or “Not To Be” in the Indo-European Languages
Xaverio Ballester
7
Lithuanian esmí and esú “I am”: On the Spread of the Thematic Present in Indo-European Languages
Alfred Bammesberger
19
On the Subject of Old Prussian Estate Names
Grasilda Blažienė
27
Indo-European *men- and *tel-
Allan R. Bomhard
33
Baltic Palaeocomparativism and the Idea That Prussian Derives from Greek
Pietro U. Dini
37
Phrase and Idiom in Bretke’s Old Lithuanian Bible
Rainer Eckert
51
Indo-European *peiḱ- and *peik-
Eric P. Hamp
63
Proclisis in Greek
Henry M. Hoenigswald
67
On the Marking of Predicate Nominals in Baltic
Axel Holvoet
75
Prussica 1-3
Vyacheslav Ivanov
91
Finnish terve “sound, healthy”, Slavonic *sъdorvъ “id.”, and Lithuanian tervė́tis “recover, mend, convalesce”
Simas Karaliūnas
103
Derivational Morphology of the Early Indo-European Verb
Winfred P. Lehmann
113
Irregular Sound Change Due to Frequency and the Introduction by Szemerényi
Witold Mańczak
125
Thoughts on Declension in the Old Prussian Catechism
Vytautas Mažiulis
135
Problems in the Reconstruction of Certain Endings of the Lithuanian Optative
Guido Michelini
137
“Rain” and “ant”: How Are Their Names Connected in Old Prussian? (suge E 47 – saugis E 791)
Anatolij Nepokupnyj
143
Hans M. Schmidt-Wartenberg, A Forgotten Balticist
Algirdas Sabaliauskas
153
Neuter Passive Participle in Modern Lithuanian
Lea Sawicki
157
Observations on the Paradigms of Lithuanian dė́ti “set, place, lay” and dúoti “give”
Wolfgang P. Schmid
165
On the Indo-European Origins of Greek 3rd Pl. Act.Imperative -ντον: “New Image” Morphology and Monophthongizations
Kenneth Shields
173
Old Prussian dīnkausegīsnan
Wojciech Smoczyński
185
Double Orthography in American Lithuanian Newspapers at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
Giedrius Subačius
189
Hittite -za and Reflexivity Marking: Some Remarks
Pierre Swiggers
203
Once More about the “North-Russian” литва and its Mythologized Image
V.N. Toporov
209
Latvian braŋgs: From Lithuanian, Couronian, or German?
Pēteris Vanags
231
The Celtic Language of the Iberian Peninsula
Francisco Villar
243
“Old Prussian” in M. Prätorius‘ Delicae Prussicae
Steven Young
275
New Data on Resolving the Puzzle of the Wolfenbüttel Postilla
Zigmas Zinkevičius
285
Index
291
“The volume refers to a very heterogeneous readership with very different theoretical and methodological expectations. This taken into consideration, its value consists not only in the scrupulous work invested into most of the papers reviewed here, and in original threads of argumentation in some of the papers, but it is amplified by the nice way of editing.”
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2004057687