A New Approach to the Comparison of Proto-Indo-European and Proto-Afroasiatic
This book represents the culmination of the author’s work to date – it incorporates and updates previous articles and adds much new material. This book is not – nor was it ever intended to be – a comparative grammar of either the Indo-European or the Afroasiatic language families. It is, rather, a comparison of Proto-Indo-European with Proto-Afroasiatic. While this is not the first attempt to demonstrate that Proto-Indo-European and Proto-Afroasiatic are genetically related, it is the first to use the radical revision of the Proto-Indo-European consonantal system proposed by Thomas V. Gamkrelidze, Paul J. Hopper, and Vjačeslav V. Ivanov. Moreover, unlike previous endeavors, this is the first to make extensive use of data from the non-Semitic branches of Afroasiatic. The assumptions underlying this investigation of the possibility of the common genetic origin of Proto-Indo-European and Proto-Afroasiatic differ considerably from the assumptions made in other works on "Nostratic"; the methodological approach followed in this monograph has been one of rigorous adherence to the time-honored principles of comparative reconstruction.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 27] 1984. xi, 356 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Table of Contents
Foreword | pp. v–viii
Preface | pp. ix–x
1. Introduction | pp. 1–4
2. The reconstruction of the PIE consonant system | pp. 5–36
3. The reconstruction of the PIE vowel system | pp. 37–59
4. Accentuation in the indo-european languages | pp. 61–73
5. The development of the PIE phonological system in the non-anatolian daughter languages | pp. 75–92
6. The development of the PIE phonological system in the anatolian daughter languages | pp. 93–131
7. The reconstruction of the PAA consonant system | pp. 133–174
8. The reconstruction of the PAA vowel system | pp. 175–178
Indo-European and Afroasiatic
9. Comparison of Proto-Indo-European and Proto-Afroasiatic | pp. 179–284
10. Problems of root structure | pp. 285–290
Postscript | p. 291
Index verborum | pp. 317–356
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