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Phonetics and Philology: Sound Change in Italic

Jane Stuart-Smith


This book presents a treatment of a long-standing problem of Proto–Indo–European and Italic philology: the development of the Proto–Indo–European voiced aspirates in the ancient languages of Italy. In so doing it tackles a central issue of historical linguistics: the plausibility of explanations for sound change. The book argues that the problem can be resolved by combining a traditional philological investigation with experimental phonetics. Philological methods enable the presentation of the first integrated account of the evidence for the Italic languages, with detailed discussion of langua ... More

Keywords: Proto–Indo–European philology, Italic philology, experimental phonetics, Latin, Italic languages, synchronic theory, diachrony

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199257737
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257737.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane Stuart-Smith, author
University of Glasgow
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