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A little Indo-Euro-bibliography

This, too, I got off of that nice server from UT. It's just a bibliography of some (hopefully) helpful nonweb resources in print.

Anthony Arlotto, Introduction to Historical Linguistics (New York 1971). [particularly good introduction for non-linguists]

Emile Benveniste, Indo-European Language and Society (London 1973). [Contains cultural as well as linguistic material.]

Carl D. Buck, A Dictionary of Selected Synoynms in the Principal Indo-European Langauges (Chicago 1949).[A wonderful old reference work. Lists and discusses synonyms and cognates for a variety of ideas (arranged topically) in over 30 Indo-European langauges. Now available in an affordable paperback reprint edition.]

N. E. Collinge, The Laws of Indo-European (Amsterdam 1985). [Catalogs real and alleged sound changes in IE families and languages. Fairly technical]

Antoine Meillet (trans. S. N. Rosenberg), The Indo-European Dialects (Huntsville 1967). [This and the two following works are by one of the great masters of the field, but are still relatively clear and accessible.] ----- (trans. Gordon B. Ford, Jr.), The Comparative Method in Historical Linguistics (Paris 1967). -----, Introduction a l'etude comparative des langues indo-europeennes (Paris 1937).

Holgar Pedersen, The Discovery of Language (Bloomington 1959). [Includes historical perspective on how these discoveries were made.]

Andrew Sihler, New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin (New York 1995).

Oswald Szemerenyi, Comparative-historical linguistics : Indo-European and Finno-Ugric (Amsterdam 1993).

Calvert Watkins (ed.), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots (Boston 1985). [Note the extensive introductory essay. Much of the same material can be found in the first and third editions of AHD.]

Werner Winter (ed.), Evidence for Laryngals (The Hague 1965). [Evidence from the various IE languages bearing on Saussure's laryngal theory cited above. Highly technical.]

Some things I found on my own:

E. J. Lowe, Locke on Human Understanding; Routledge 1995. Some interesting discussion of how Indo-European grammatical systems' emphasis on nominalizing certain concepts affects how human being construct systems of epistemology and metaphysics.

Joseph C. Salmons, The Glottalic Theory: Survey and Synthesis; ISBN: 941694-40-2; Journal of Indo-European Studies, Monograph Series, Number 10. Features a general discussion of the recent disputes over the nature of the consonant system of Proto-Indo-European. Assumes a fairly sophisticated knowledge of phonetics.


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