Journals Higher Education



Published: 13 July 2017

416 Pages


ISBN: 9780198792581

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New Edition

From Proto-Indo-European to Proto-Germanic

Second Edition

Don Ringe

A Linguistic History of English

  • Provides a detailed account of the development of one dialect of Proto-Indo-European into Proto-Germanic
  • Written by one of the world's leading scholars in historical linguistics
  • Draws on work in a range of languages, including Hittite, Sanskrit, Greek, Latin, Slavic, Gothic, and Old Norse

New to this Edition:

  • More in-depth account of Proto-Indo-European, with further exploration of disputed points
  • A new approach to some specific linguistic changes and their relative chronology
  • Fully updated with the latest developments in the field