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By Donald Ringe

This publication describes the earliest reconstructable phases of the prehistory of English. It outlines the grammar of Proto-Indo-European, considers the adjustments during which one dialect of that prehistoric language constructed into Proto-Germanic, and gives a close account of the grammar of Proto-Germanic. the point of interest during the ebook is on linguistic constitution. during his exposition Professor Ringe attracts on a protracted culture of labor on many languages, together with Hittite, Sanskrit, Greek, Latin, Slavic, Gothic, and previous Norse. Written to be intelligible to these with a heritage in sleek linguistic concept, the 1st quantity in Don Ringe's A Linguistic historical past of English could be of important curiosity to all students and scholars of comparative Indo-European and Germanic linguistics, the heritage of English, and old linguists.

The subsequent quantity within the historical past will examine the advance of Proto-Germanic into outdated English. next volumes will describe the attested historical past of English from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present.

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