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7) Semantic field of the Proto-Indo-European lexicon. chapters were the last two, as they talked about the mythology and religion and how they can be reconstructed, and the possible homelands of the Proto-Indo Europeans. 8) An examination of mythology and possible homelands of the. For me the most interesting chapters were the last two, as they talked about the mythology and religion and how they can be reconstructed, and the possible homelands of the Proto-Indo Europeans.

This book introduces Proto-Indo-European, describes how it was reconstructed from its descendant. The Oxford Introduction to Proto-Indo-European and the Proto-Indo-European World. 9 MB·11,548 Downloads. Page 1. Page 2 Consultant Surgeon and Clinical Director, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust Browse's Introduction.

This book introduces Proto-Indo-European and explores what the .

It addresses two levels of readers. The first comprises general readers and students who want to know more about the Indo-Europeans and how they spoke, as well as professionals in disciplines such as archaeology who need to deal with the early Indo-Europeans

This book introduces Proto-Indo-European, describes how it was reconstructed from its descendant . He holds a PhD in Indo-European Studies (1975) from the University of California

He holds a PhD in Indo-European Studies (1975) from the University of California.

This book introduces Proto-Indo-European, describes how it was reconstructed from its descendant languages, and shows what it reveals about the people who spoke it between 5,500 and 8,000 years ago. Using related evidence from archaeology and natural history the authors explore the lives, thoughts, passions, culture, society, economy, history, and environment of the Proto-Indo-Europeans. They include chapters on fauna, flora, family and kinship, clothing and textiles, food and drink, space and time, emotions, mythology, and religion, and describe the quest to discover the Proto-Indo-European homeland.

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Alsanadar
The first thing I want to say about this book is if you don't want a detailed discussion of Language as opposed to history then this book is not for you. However, since this was one of the things I was looking to study it was perfect for me.

The book covers the following main ideas:

(1) Concise introductions to the discovery and composition of the Indo-European language family.
(2) The way the proto-language has been reconstructed.
(3) Its most basic grammar
(4) The interrelationships between the different language groups
(5) The temporal position of the Indo-European languages
(6) Some of the difficulties in reconstructing a proto-language.
(7) Semantic field of the Proto-Indo-European lexicon.
(8) An examination of mythology and possible homelands of the Proto-Indo-Europeans.

For me the most interesting chapters were the last two, as they talked about the mythology and religion and how they can be reconstructed, and the possible homelands of the Proto-Indo Europeans. Its amazing what you can get from the words of a language!
Ieslyaenn
In 26 chapters, each with a helpful "Further Reading" section, Mallory and Adams offer a thorough survey of the current status of Proto-Indo-European (PIE) studies. In their introduction they acknowledge the example of Buck's A Dictionary of Selected Synonyms in the Principal Indo-European Languages, asserting that they "have indeed aimed to do for Proto-Indo-European something of what Buck did for the individual Indo-European languages," and they succeed. Therefore, readers looking for detailed analyses of - for instance - the current state of knowledge about the PIE verb, the most complex part of the language, will find themselves disappointed. But then such readers already know which journals to read to follow current debates at the cutting edge, and the ample bibliographies here will also serve them well. Glottalic theory, to pick another favorite sticking point, likewise receives brief treatment, but with a balanced observation typical of the book's treatment of differing theories as a whole: "Fortunately, one can interchange the reconstructed forms between the traditional system and the variety of newly proposed systems in a relatively mechanical fashion. The traditional system is understood by all, and until the weight of scholarly opinion dismisses it for a single new system ... it remains the one most often cited." Nineteen chapters, the heart of the text, focus on the larger PIE world, with word lists, helpful summary charts and detailed discussion of semantic fields for clothing, religion, physical actions, relationships, food and drink, speech and sound, anatomy, and so on. The over 250 pages of appendices and indices, including a lexicon of some 2000 Proto-Indo-European roots (with both English-PIE and PIE-English sections), alone make this volume worth owning. As a challenging text for undergrad linguistics majors, or an excellent and readable survey for grad students in other fields, as well for as the general reader interested in linguistic and cultural reconstruction, this text will serve admirably.
BroWelm
Reads like a "Book of Lists". I don't understand what its intended audience can be: not technical enough for the post-graduate specialist, not enough explanatory and descriptive material for the amateur enthusiast.
Darksinger
It's hard to understand what audience a book like this is aimed toward. Yes, it's from a university press, so one assumes an academic audience of some kind. But the level of writing is much too light, fun, and enjoyable to be aimed at only people earning credit toward degrees or trying to make tenure. I'm doing neither of those actions but enjoyed the hell out of this book. But I wonder whether the authors were being mischievous or dismissive when they write something like, "In addition to standard indexes, the book also contains two word lists: a Proto-Indo-European English list and a list of the Proto-Indo-European vocabulary arranged by its English meaning (which should at least facilitate those who delight in such tasks as translating Hamlet into Klingon)." Eh, anyway, it's a fun book if you embrace your love of learning and shut away the voices of anti-intellectualism.
Tiainar
I shelled out 50 for this tomb because I wanted to read just one book about proto indo european. I'm not a linguistic, I'm really not even interested in indo european but I just felt like I needed to know what was going on in this field. Well, mission accomplished. At times dryly funny, often dry and unfunny, this Introduction left me satisfied that I had the bare outlines of this field of linguistics covered. Much of the book is broken into topics "plants" "animals." These chapters were occasionally illuminating but often just boring and at times I skimmed through. The real pay off is the end when they do a chapter on comparative mythology and tackle the "home land" problem of indo european studies. I suppose I would have liked less... well... linguistics, and more commentary on the foibles of the indo european academic community, but hey, Oxford knows what it's doing. I very much doubt I will be reading another book on linguistics in the next five to ten years, but I'm glad I read this one.
Goltizuru
A disappointment. Good book, but not sufficiently advanced, aimed more toward undergraduates than advanced students or scholars already fully acquainted with the essential knowledge of the basics of the field.
Wyameluna
A lot of this is pretty heavy going for the non-specialist, but even so is very interesting. I am always doubtful of the soundness of anyone who can write 'is comprised of', not to mention various other bits of unFowlerish English.
The Oxford Introduction to Proto-Indo-European and the Proto-Indo-European World (Oxford Linguistics) download epub
Humanities
Author: D. Q. Adams,J. P. Mallory
ISBN: 0199296685
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (November 9, 2006)
Pages: 760 pages