The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots / Edition 1 by Joseph Twadell Shipley | 9780801867842 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots / Edition 1

The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots / Edition 1

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by Joseph Twadell Shipley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801867843

ISBN-13: 9780801867842

Pub. Date: 02/28/2001

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

There are no direct records of the original Indo-European speech. By comparing the vocabularies of its various descendants, however, it is possible to reconstruct the basic Indo-European roots with considerable confidence. In The Origins of English Words, Shipley catalogues these proposed roots and follows the often devious, always fascinating, process by

Overview

There are no direct records of the original Indo-European speech. By comparing the vocabularies of its various descendants, however, it is possible to reconstruct the basic Indo-European roots with considerable confidence. In The Origins of English Words, Shipley catalogues these proposed roots and follows the often devious, always fascinating, process by which some of their offshoots have grown.

Anecdotal, eclectic, and always enthusiastic, The Origins of English Words is a diverting expedition beyond linguistics into literature, history, folklore, anthropology, philosophy, and science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801867842
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
672
Sales rank:
480,377
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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