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From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic

Don Ringe


This book describes the earliest reconstructable stages of the prehistory of English, focusing specifically on linguistic structure. It outlines the grammar of Proto-Indo-European, considers the changes by which one dialect of that prehistoric language developed into Proto-Germanic, and provides a detailed account of the grammar of Proto-Germanic. In the course of his exposition Don Ringe draws on a long tradition of work on many languages, including Hittite, Sanskrit, Greek, Latin, Slavic, Gothic, and Old Norse. This second edition has been significantly revised to provide a more in-depth acc ... More

Keywords: English, Proto-Indo-European, prehistory, linguistic structure, Proto-Germanic, linguistic change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198792581
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198792581.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Don Ringe, author
Professor of Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania