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The Oxford Introduction to Proto-Indo-European and the Proto-Indo-European Worldav J P Mallory598
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
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textiles, food and drink, space and time, emotions, mythology, and religion, and describe the quest to discover the Proto-Indo-European homeland.
This book on a subject of enduring interest and fascination is written in a clear, readable style and illustrated with maps, figures, and tables.
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Linguist List All chapters are well written and indeed the pleasingly readable style of the whole book must be applauded.
<br>J. P. Mallory is Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology at the Queen's University of Belfast. He holds a PhD in Indo-European Studies (1975) from the University of California. His books include In Search of the Indo-Europeans (1989) and, with Victor Mair, The Tarim Mummies: The Mystery of the FirstWesterners in Ancient China (2000). He is currently the editor of the Journal of Indo-European Studies and was elected to the Royal Irish Academy in 1996. <br>D. Q. Adams is Professor of English at the University of Idaho. He holds a PhD in Linguistics (1972) from the University of Chicago (1972). His published work includes An Introduction to Tocharian Historical Morphology (1988), A Dictionary of Tocharian B (1999), and numerous articles on Indo-European and especially Tocharian topics.<br> J. P. Mallory and D. Q. Adams are the co-editors of the Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture (1997).<br>
List of Maps; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Abbreviations and Acronyms; Introduction: How to Use This Book; 1. Discovery; 2. The Elements; 3. Reconstructing Proto-Indo-European; 4. The System; 5. Relationships; 6. A Place in Time; 7. Reconstructing the Proto-Indo-Europeans; 8. The Physical World; 9. Indo-European Fauna; 10. Indo-European Flora; 11. Anatomy; 12. Family and Kinship; 13. Hearth and Home; 14. Clothing and Textiles; 15. Material Culture; 16. Food and Drink; 17. Society; 18. Space and Time; 19. Number and Quantity; 20. Mind, Emotions and Sense Perception; 21. Speech and Sound; 22. Activities; 23. Religion; 24. Grammatical Categories; 25. Comparative Mythology; 26. Origins - The Never-ending Tale; Basic Sound Correspondences Between PIE and the Major IE Groups; A Proto-Indo-European-English Word-List; An English-Proto-Indo-European Word-List; References; Index of Languages; Index of Subjects and Places