The prehistory of the Balto-Slavic accent / by Jay H. Jasanoff, Harvard University.

Author
Jasanoff, Jay H. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]
Description
Ix, 268 pages ; 24 cm.

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Series
  • Brill's studies in Indo-European languages & linguistics ; 17. [More in this series]
  • Brill's Studies in Indo-European Languages & Linguistics 17
Summary note
The Prehistory of the Balto-Slavic Accent' has been written to fill a gap. The interested non-specialist can easily learn about the complex accent systems of the individual Baltic and Slavic languages and how they relate to each other. But the reader interested in the Proto-Balto-Slavic parent system, and how it evolved from the very different system of Proto-Indo-European, has few reliable places to turn. The goal of this book is to provide an accentological interface between Indo-European and Balto-Slavic - to identify and explain the accent shifts and other early changes that give the earliest stages of Baltic and Slavic their distinctive prosodic cast.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
The Indo-European Background -- Balto-Slavic: The Descriptive Picture -- The Origin of Acuteness -- Mobility and the Left-Marginal Accent -- Mobility in Nominal Forms -- Mobility in the Verb -- Summary.
ISBN
  • 9789004346093 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
  • 9004346090 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
LCCN
2017019544
OCLC
981600113
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