Languages in prehistoric Europe

Languages in prehistoric Europe

Author: Alfred Bammesberger

Publisher: Universitaetsverlag Winter

ISBN: UOM:39015052646562

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 364

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Before the advent of writing and before the development of the Indo-European language, Europe enjoyed much greater linguistic diversity with a whole host of other languages (Hispanic, Baltic, Slavic, Germanic, to name but a few) which are now defunct. This collection of nineteen papers from a conference held at the Katholische Universitat Eichstatt in Germany in 1999, examine this diversity from archaeological (two papers) and linguistic perspectives. Contributors include: Robert S P Beekes, Ivo Hajnal, Petri Kallio, Thomas Lindner, Oswald Panagl, Colin Renfrew, Klaus Strunk and Juergen Untermann. Papers in English and German.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

A Linguistic Map of Prehistoric Northern Europe

A Linguistic Map of Prehistoric Northern Europe

This book sheds new light on cultural diffusion and language change in prehistoric Northern Europe with special emphasis on the northern Baltic Sea area.

Author: Riho Grünthal

Publisher:

ISBN: 9525667421

Category: Europe, Northern

Page: 370

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Categories: Europe, Northern

Handbook to Life in Prehistoric Europe

Handbook to Life in Prehistoric Europe

Venetic at the head of the Adriatic may have been related to the Italic languages
or have belonged to a separate subgroup of Indo-European. EASTERN EUROPE
Speakers of Slavic languages occupied the region between the upper Vistula ...

Author: Jane McIntosh

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195384765

Category: History

Page: 404

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What we know of prehistoric Europe stems from archeological finds, ranging from cave paintings to the frozen body of a hunter exposed by a retreating glacier. This means that our knowledge is largely of the ordinary individual - the hunter-gatherer, farmer, or Metallurgist - rather than ofkings. In this intriguing book, Jane McIntosh gathers the results of recent archaeological discoveries and scholarly research, covering all aspects of life in prehistoric Europe: the geography of the continent, economy, settlement, trade, transport, industry and crafts, religion, death and burial,warfare, language, the arts, and more. Throughout, McIntosh stresses the lives lived by the majority, rather than the privileged elite (as is so often the case in recorded history). Not that evidence of the latter is lacking: exquisite jewelry, elaborately woven cloth, and finely wrought weaponstell us a great deal about the rulers of this lost world. Including more than 75 illustrations and maps, the Handbook to Life in Prehistoric Europe provides an accessible introduction to the 7000-year period that immediately preceded the Roman Empire.
Categories: History

The Languages and Linguistics of Europe

The Languages and Linguistics of Europe

Renfrew, Colin 2003 Time depth, Convergence Theory, and innovation in Proto-
Indo-European: 'Old Europe' as a PIE linguistic area. In: Alfred Bammesberger
and Theo Vennemann (eds.), Languages in Prehistoric Europe, 17–48.

Author: Bernd Kortmann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110220261

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 929

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Open publicationThe Languages and Linguistics of Europe: A Comprehensive Guide is part of the multi-volume reference work on the languages and linguistics of the continents of the world. The book supplies profiles of the language families of Europe, including the sign languages. It also discusses the areal typology, paying attention to the Standard Average European, Balkan, Baltic and Mediterranean convergence areas. Separate chapters deal with the old and new minority languages and with non-standard varieties. A major focus is language politics and policies, including discussions of the special status of English, the relation between language and the church, language and the school, and standardization. The history of European linguistics is another focus as is the history of multilingual European 'empires' and their dissolution. The volume is especially geared towards a graduate and advanced undergraduate readership. It has been designed such that it can be used, as a whole or in parts, as a textbook, the first of its kind, for graduate programmes with a focus on the linguistic (and linguistics) landscape of Europe.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Tracing the Indo Europeans

Tracing the Indo Europeans

The present selection of papers illustrate the importance of an open interdisciplinary discussion which will gradually help us in our quest of Tracing the Indo-Europeans.

Author: Birgit Anette Olsen

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781789252712

Category: History

Page: 160

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Recent developments in aDNA has reshaped our understanding of later European prehistory, and at the same time also opened up for more fruitful collaborations between archaeologists and historical linguists. Two revolutionary genetic studies, published independently in Nature, 2015, showed that prehistoric Europe underwent two successive waves of migration, one from Anatolia consistent with the introduction of agriculture, and a later influx from the Pontic-Caspian steppes which without any reasonable doubt pinpoints the archaeological Yamnaya complex as the cradle of (Core-)Indo-European languages. Now, for the first time, when the preliminaries are clear, it is possible for the fields of genetics, archaeology and historical linguistics to cooperate in a constructive fashion to refine our knowledge of the Indo-European homeland, migrations, society and language. For the historical-comparative linguists, this opens up a wealth of exciting perspectives and new working fields in the intersections between linguistics and neighbouring disciplines, for the archaeologists and geneticists, on the other hand, the linguistic contributions help to endow the material findings with a voice from the past. The present selection of papers illustrate the importance of an open interdisciplinary discussion which will gradually help us in our quest of Tracing the Indo-Europeans.
Categories: History

Archaeology and Language Correlating archaeological and linguistic hypotheses

Archaeology and Language  Correlating archaeological and linguistic hypotheses

This volume is the second part of a three-part survey of innovative results emerging from their combination.

Author: Roger Blench

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415117615

Category: Social Science

Page: 431

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Using language to date the origin and spread of food production, Archaeology and Language II represents groundbreaking work in synthesizing two disciplines that are now seen as interlinked: linguistics and archaeology. This volume is the second part of a three-part survey of innovative results emerging from their combination. Archaeology and historical linguistics have largely pursued separate tracks until recently, although their goals can be very similar. While there is a new awareness that these disciplines can be used to complement one another, both rigorous methodological awareness and detailed case-studies are still lacking in the literature. This three-part survey is the first study to address this. Archaeology and Language II examines in some detail how archaeological data can be interpreted through linguistic hypotheses. This collection demonstrates the possibility that, where archaeological sequences are reasonably well-known, they might be tied into evidence of language diversification and thus produce absolute chronologies. Where there is evidence for migrations and expansions these can be explored through both disciplines to produce a richer interpretation of prehistory. An important part of this is the origin and spread of food production which can be modelled through the spread of both plants and words for them. Archaeology and Language II will be of interest to researchers in linguistics, archaeologists and anthropologists.
Categories: Social Science

Prehistoric Europe

Prehistoric Europe

The linguistic similarities were recognized earliest, starting in the 16th century,
and from the 19th century there was the recognition of a large related group of
languages found from central Asia and northern India to the western limits of
Europe ...

Author: Andrew Jones

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405125970

Category: History

Page: 378

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Prehistoric Europe: Theory and Practice provides a comprehensive introduction to the range of critical contemporary thinking in the study of European prehistory. Presents essays by some of the most dynamic researchers and leading European scholars in the field today Ranges from the Neolithic period to the early stages of the Iron Age, and from Ireland and Scandinavia to the Urals and the Iberian Peninsula
Categories: History

Sources of the Etruscan and Basque Languages

Sources of the Etruscan and Basque Languages

Greenland , England , and the continent of Europe were then connected together
by land - passages . 3 Geikie ' s Prehistoric Europe , pp . 551 - 554 . 4 The effects
of the increasing cold have been thus traced by Dr . Geikie ( Prehistoric Europe ...

Author: Robert Ellis

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4035746

Category: Basque language

Page: 166

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Categories: Basque language

Semitic and Indo European

Semitic and Indo European

This is a sequel to the author's Semitic and Indo-European: The Principal Etymologies (1995). That volume provided the key examples of morphological correspondences between the Semitic and the Indo-European languages.

Author: Saul Levin

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027247346

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 592

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This is a sequel to the author's Semitic and Indo-European: The Principal Etymologies (1995). That volume provided the key examples of morphological correspondences between the Semitic and the Indo-European languages. In this sequel, the author analyzes correspondences of structure, either within a certain group of languages or belonging to a distantly related group, by looking at inflectional morphology, case, grammar, and phonology. Thus are uncovered the prehistoric means of oral communication, linking the forerunners of ancient societies in Asia, Africa, and Europe, as they talked about livestock or revealed some inner sentiment.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Geographical Development of European Languages

Geographical Development of European Languages

This work presents a natural approach to reconstructing the geography of prehistoric languages in Europe.

Author: Grover S. Krantz

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015016951033

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 207

View: 510

This work presents a natural approach to reconstructing the geography of prehistoric languages in Europe. Ethnic movements are described as predictable results of just a few cultural innovations such as the origin of agriculture, empire building, and the mold-board plow - all fitted to the changing environment. All recent European language distributions are shown to follow automatically from these describable causes, and no -historical- events or personalities need to be invoked to explain any of them."
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Examining the Farming language Dispersal Hypothesis

Examining the Farming language Dispersal Hypothesis

Here, a radical new theory of how languages were dispersed around the globe is debated by experts in historical linguistics, prehistoric archaeology, molecular genetics and human ecology.

Author: Peter S. Bellwood

Publisher: McDonald Inst of Archeological

ISBN: UCSC:32106015994871

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 505

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Here, a radical new theory of how languages were dispersed around the globe is debated by experts in historical linguistics, prehistoric archaeology, molecular genetics and human ecology.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Early Contacts Between Uralic and Indo European

Early Contacts Between Uralic and Indo European

Buck = Carl Darling Buck , A Dictionary of Selected Synonyms in the Principal
Indo - European Languages . Chicago 1949 . CAMPBELL , Lyle ... Tuming points
in the Finnish prehistory in the period 5100-1000 BC ' ) . In : Paul Fogelberg ( ed .
) ...

Author: Christian Carpelan

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000080923570

Category: Anthropological linguistics

Page: 456

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Categories: Anthropological linguistics

Early Contacts Between Uralic and Indo European

Early Contacts Between Uralic and Indo European

Buck = Carl Darling Buck , A Dictionary of Selected Synonyms in the Principal
Indo - European Languages . Chicago 1949 . CAMPBELL , Lyle ... 5100 - 1000
eKr . [ ' Turning points in the Finnish prehistory in the period 5100 - 1000 BC ' ) .

Author: Suomalais-ugrilainen Seura

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105122319127

Category: Anthropological linguistics

Page: 456

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Categories: Anthropological linguistics

Die Sprache

Die Sprache

LangSc : Language Sciences . Bloomington , Indiana . LexGramm ... LPrehEur :
A . Bammesberger - T . Vennemann ( edd . ; „ in Collaboration with M .
Bieswanger , J . Grzega “ ) , Languages in Prehistoric Europe . Heidelberg 2003 .
LSAMH ...

Author: Wilhelm Havers

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133489679

Category: Philology

Page:

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"Festschrift für Prof. W. Havers": v. 1.
Categories: Philology

Kleine Schriften

Kleine Schriften

Vorgriechisch ' / ' Pelasgisch ' : Neue Erwägungen zu einer älteren
Substrathypothese . In : Languages in Prehistoric Europe . Ed . by A .
Bammesberger and Th . Vennemann in Collaboration with Markus Bieswanger
and Joachim Grzega .

Author: Klaus Strunk

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114773810

Category: Language and languages

Page: 1318

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Categories: Language and languages

Kelten am Rhein

Kelten am Rhein

VENNEMANN 2000 Theo Vennemann : English as a » Celtic « Language < , in :
Hildegard L . C . Tristram ( ed . ) ... VENNEMANN 2003b Theo Vennemann : »
Languages in Prehistoric Europe North of the Alps < , in : Alfred Bammesberger ...

Author:

Publisher: Philipp Von Zabern Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132644027

Category: History

Page:

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Categories: History

Sprachwissenschaft

Sprachwissenschaft

An overview and reference grammar , Tórshavn Sarah Grey Thomason -
Terrence Kaufman ( 1988 ) , Language contact ... Sprachen des Nordwestens , in
: Languages in prehistoric Europe ( Alfred Bammesberger & Theo Vennemann ,
eds . ) ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000125384580

Category: German language

Page:

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Categories: German language

General Linguistics

General Linguistics

Studies in the Indo - European System of Numerals . Heidelberg : Carl Winter .
Vennemann , Theo . 2003 . Languages in Prehistoric Europe north of the Alps . In
: Languages in Prehistoric Europe , ed . by Alfred Bammesberger & Theo ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066218804

Category: Language and languages

Page:

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Categories: Language and languages

The Germanic Strong Verbs

The Germanic Strong Verbs

2003 Hittite and the Indo - European verb . Oxford : Oxford University Press .
Kallio , Petri 2003 Languages in the prehistoric Baltic Sea region . In : Languages
in Prehistoric Europe , Alfred Bammesberger and Theo Vennemann ( eds . ) ...

Author: Robert Mailhammer

Publisher: Mouton De Gruyter

ISBN: UOM:39015064956744

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 262

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As a contribution to the ongoing discussion of the genesis of the Germanic language, this book investigates the strong verbs of Proto-Germanic using a new approach that combines historical and typological morphology with quantitative etymology. It reveals that the morphological peculiarities and the etymological problems of the strong verbs have been considerably underestimated. The first part of the bookexplains how drastically the inherited verb system was transformed when it was uniformized and simplified around a functionalized verbal ablaut. In particular, it is shown that the systemic position of ablaut is typologically different from that in the verb morphology of the Indo-European parent language. Moreover, the origin of the lengthened grade preterits and other well-known morphological problems of the strong verbs are discussed. After developing a methodological framework, the second part of the book presents a quantitative analysis of the etymological situation of the strong verbs. It demonstrates that the etymological relations of the strong verbs are significantly less clear than commonly assumed, as almost half of them have no accepted etymology. A comparative quantification of the primary verbs of Sanskrit and Ancient Greek, both of which possess much better etymological connections within the Indo-European language family, underlines the significance of the Germanic data and the validity of the analytical framework. Taken together, the investigations presented in this book put the Germanic strong verbs in a new and markedly different light. Their largely obscure etymological situation in combination with their far-reaching morphological restructuring has telling implications for the prehistory of the Germanic languages and suggests new pathways for future research.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Germania Semitica

Germania Semitica

The book deals with a topic outside the scope of other disciplines concerned with prehistory, such as archaeology and genetics, drawing its conclusions from the linguistic evidence alone, relying on language typology and areal probability.

Author: Theo Vennemann gen. Nierfeld

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110301090

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 763

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Germania Semitica explores prehistoric language contact in general, and attempts to identify the languages involved in shaping Germanic in particular. The book deals with a topic outside the scope of other disciplines concerned with prehistory, such as archaeology and genetics, drawing its conclusions from the linguistic evidence alone, relying on language typology and areal probability. The data for reconstruction comes from Germanic syntax, phonology, etymology, religious loan names, and the writing system, more precisely from word order, syntactic constructions, word formation, irregularities in phonological form, lexical peculiarities, and the structure and rules of the Germanic runic alphabet. It is demonstrated that common descent is neither a necessary nor a sufficient condition for reconstruction. Instead, lexical and structural parallels between Germanic and Semitic languages are explored and interpreted in the framework of modern language contact theory.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines