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xviii, 468. By Benjamin W. (Blackwell Textbooks in Linguistics. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004 This is the first textbook dealing specifically with British sign linguistics. Technical terms and linguistic jargon are kept to a minimum signs and sign phrases.

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Includes maps, a glossary, a bibliography, and comprehensive word and subject indexes. Bibliografische gegevens.

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Corresponding author Andersen Henning.

Corresponding author. Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Dipartimento di Scienze dei Linguaggi, della Comunicazione e degli Studi Culturali, Piazza Vecchia 8, 24129 Bergamo Italy Andersen Henning. Recommend this journal.

Includes maps, a glossary, a bibliography, and comprehensive word and subject indexes. Библиографические данные.

Indo-European Language and Culture: An Introduction provides a comprehensive overview of comparative Indo-European linguistics and the branches of the Indo-European language family, covering both linguistic and cultural material. Fills a long-present gap in the literature of Indo-European studies. Designed for use in courses, with exercises and suggestions for further reading included in each chapter. Discusses linguistic and cultural developments for each branch of the Indo-European language family. Provides an overview of Proto-Indo-European culture, society, and language.

This is the book I wish I'd had when I took Introduction to Indoeuropean many years ago. It covers not only the traditional topic of the reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European but PIE culture, homeland, and migrations. The most valuable part is the survey of the subgroups of IE. It gives much more extensive coverage than is usual to "minor" subgroups such as Tocharian, Albanian, and Armenian, and does not ignore the lesser known languages within subgroups, such as the Anatolian languages other than Hittite and the minor Italic languages.

By providing information about the entire subgroup, not just its earliest attested languages, it avoids the overemphasis on reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European of so many books on this topic and thereby provides more of a sense of the history of the many and widespread languages of this important language family. Even for linguists, historical linguistics is not only about reconstruction of protolanguages: it is also about how particular languages have changed over time and how language change works in general. Non-linguists are also likely to be interested in questions like: "How did the Slavic languages get to be the way they are?". Books that focus exclusively on reconstruction and earliest attestations do a poor job of responding to such questions.

The view of Indo-European presented is modern, with good coverage of laryngeal theory, but appropriately conservative for an introductory book in not digressing excessively on marginal aspects of the field, such as possible remoter connections of Indo-European and reconstruction strongly influenced by typology.

It is a virtue of this book that all data is provided in romanization as this makes it accessible to people who are not already committed students of Indo-European. The fact is that it has been several generations since educated Americans or Europeans could be assumed to know Greek. Even my eighty-year old mother had a year of Greek in highschool only because the Latin teacher agreed to teach an extra class during the lunch period. For those of us who read Greek it may look funny in romanization, but this book is not intended primarily for us. Furthermore, comparison of data from different languages is facilitated by a common representation of the data.

The chapters on the various subgroups are sufficiently self-contained that they can be read independently by someone who wants to bone up on a particular group of languages so long as he or she has a basic understanding of historical linguistics and of the elements of comparative Indo-European presented in the first few chapters. The bibliographies for the chapters on subgroups focus on recent reference works and important recent developments rather than on the classics. This is appropriate for an introductory work as references to classic works and other information about the history of the field are easily obtained elsewhere.
I found the book very readable (for someone with previous acquaintance with the topic) and informative. I particularly liked its coverage of Albanian and Armenian, two languages frequently shortchanged in treatments of Indo-European languages, as well as its treatment of the extinct Anatolian and Tocharian branches of I-E.
Great starting point for IE linguistics, albeit not as thorough about some of the different theories (little info on Glottalic Theory, none on the uvular hypothesis, hardly any on the Indo-Hittite model, etc). That said, it provides material on not only PIE itself, but also the daughter languages (although again, not in detail), as well as some ancient texts that were used to build PIE with the accompanying transliterations. Great read in any case, and a step in the right direction for IE linguistics.
This is a useful introduction to Indo-European linguistics, and it provides the barest of introductions to the cutural aspects. These are hardly on the same level: the linguistic introduction is solid and well-developed, while the cutural aspects are barely outlined and largely undeveloped.

The book provides a reasonably comprehensive but introductory survey to each of the Indo-European language branches, as well as brief surveys within the branches. Each of these surveys looks at phonological, morphological, and syntactic changes.

This book is designed to take an absolute beginner from no knowledge in comparative linguistics to a point of having a good foundation of the comparative and historical linguistics of the Indo-European language family. While I am not entirely sure this book hits the mark there (it starts out assuming no knowledge but moves forward EXTREMELY FAST), it certainly is close.

I would recommend this work subject to the caveat that the promise of an introduction to Indo-European cultural studies is entirely unfulfilled.