8 search results for “comparative indo-european linguistics” in the Public website
The EUROLITHIC project
Why do we have the languages that we speak in Europe today? When in European prehistory did these languages establish themselves, and what where the prehistoric mechanisms behind the formation of the historical European linguistic landscape?
Indo-European etymological dictionary
This project aims to identify and describe the common lexical heritage of the Indo-European languages.
The development of the Proto-Indo-European syllabic liquids in Greek
Ancient Greek was spoken in a large number of different dialects. Although we do not find direct evidence for syllabic liquids in any of our sources, comparative evidence shows that these sounds must have been present in Proto-Greek, and that they were retained until comparatively recently in the prehistory…
The Tocharian subjunctive (2004-2010)
In this study, the formation of the Tocharian subjunctive is described, its use and meaning are analysed and its origins are investigated.
The Hittite Inherited Lexicon
This dissertation attempts to describe the linguistic history of Hittite on the basis of a systematic etymological treatment of its entire inherited lexicon, precisely analyzing the phonological and morphological developments.
Studies in Armenian Etymology with Special Emphasis on Dialects and Culture
This dissertation provides an up to date description of the Indo European lexical stock of Armenian (ca. 500 entries) with systematic inclusion of unused data that are found in Armenian dialects.
Consonant and vowel gradation in the Proto-Germanic n-stems: an investigation of Germanic morphophonology
This dissertation focuses on the systematic vowel alternations displayed by the Proto-Germanic n-stems. The fact is, that many of these nouns now appear to have preserved the ablaut system of the Indo-European proto-language spoken some five millennia ago. In this respect, the n-stems are truly comparable…
Alwin Kloekhorst receives Vidi grant
Alwin Kloekhorst, working at the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, has received a Vidi grant for his research on the break-up of the Indo-European language.