|aIndo-european language and culture :|ban introduction /|cby Benjamin W. Fortson IV.
|aChichester, U.K. ;|bWiley-Blackwell,|c2010.
|axx, 542 p. :|bill., maps ;|c25 cm.
|aBlackwell textbooks in linguistics ;|v19
|aIncludes bibliographical references and indexes.
|a"Indo-European Language and Culture: An Introduction provides a comprehensive overview of comparative Indo-European linguistics and the branches of the Indo-European language family, covering both linguistic and cultural material." "Opening with an introduction to the comparative method of linguistic reconstruction and discussion of the culture and homeland of the Indo-Europeans, the volume continues with detailed overviews of the phonology, morphology, and syntax of reconstructed Proto-Indo-European. Each branch's development from ancient to modern times is then outlined, and illustrative text samples are given along with translations, etymological commentary, exercises, and suggestions for further reading in all chapters." "This new edition contains illustrations and photographs of inscriptions illustrating the ancient writing systems, and enhanced and new coverage of dozens of languages. Corrected, revised, and augmented, Indo-European Language and Culture is the definitive introduction to the field."--BOOK JACKET.