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Indo-European Accent and Ablaut

Ablaut—the grammatically conditioned vowel alternations found, for example, in the English verb “sing” (sing, sang, sung)—is one of the most characteristic features of the Indo-European languages. Indo-European Accent and Ablaut investigates the relationship between ablaut and accent in Indo-European languages and in their predecessor—Proto-Indo-European. It offers a thorough overview of the most recent scholarship on ablaut and accent by some of today’s most expert linguists. With attention to both theoretical understandings and specific linguistic materials, the contributors discuss an array of empirical and methodological issues in researching these key linguistic phenomena, and in doing so they open up new horizons for research. 

207 pages | 6 3/8 x 9 1/2

Copenhagen Studies in Indo-European

Language and Linguistics: General Language and Linguistics

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Table of Contents


Interne Rekonstruktion und Akzentparadigmen

      Wolfgang Hock

Proterokinetische Stämme, Akzent und Ablaut

      Götz Keydana

Metrical grid theory, internal derivation, and the reconstruction of PIE nominal accent paradigms

      Ronald I. Kim

Indo-European nominal ablaut patterns: The Anatolian evidence

      Alwin Kloekhorst

Indo-European heritage in the Balto-Slavic accentuation system

      Thomas Olander

On Indo-European tones, accentuation and ablaut

      Tijmen Pronk

Zwei? Vier? Sechs? Zur Anzahl der Nominalablauttypen und ihrem Grundwesen (Apophonica VII)

      Xavier Tremblay

Akzent und Ablaut, externe und interne Derivation in der Nominalkomposition

      Paul Widmer

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