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The Oxford Introduction to Proto-Indo-European and the Proto-Indo-European World


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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

About the Author

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 First Westerners 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. 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. J. P. Mallory and D. Q. Adams are the co-editors of the Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture (1997).


All chapters are well written and indeed the pleasingly readable style of the whole book must be applauded. * Linguist List *

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