Internal Reconstruction in Indo-European: Methods, Results, and Problems: Selected Papers from the XVI International Conference on Historical Linguistics University of Copenhagen, 11th-15th Au

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This volume contains selected papers from a symposium on "Internal Reconstruction in Indo-European: Methods, Results and Problems," which formed a subsection of the 16th International Conference on Historical Linguistics held at the University of Copenhag

Table of Contents

Prefatory note
The Old Indie cvi construction, the Caland system, and the PIE adjectivep. 1
Residues as an aid in Internal Reconstructionp. 17
On the expression of spatio-temporal locations in Late Proto-Indo-Europeanp. 33
Reconsidering the system: verbal categorization and the coding of valency in Tocharianp. 49
On the etymology of Latin optumus/optimus and the reflex of PIE *H2o-p. 65
Genitive and adjective - primary parts of the Proto-Indo-European language-system?p. 73
Tmesis and anastrophe: the beginnings of configuration in Indo-European languagesp. 85
Zur Rekonstruktion des urindogermanischen Konjunktivs zu athematischen Verbalstämmen (vorläufige Mitteilung)p. 93
Internal reconstruction vs. external comparison: the case of the Indo-Uralic laryngealsp. 111
*-bhi, *-bhis, *-?is: following the trail of the PIE instrumental pluralp. 137
The Indo-European aspect-tense system and quantitative ablaut
The range of Tocharian a-umlautp. 171
On the historical morphology of the Old Irish verb teit "goes"p. 181
How many noun suffixes did Proto-Indo-European have?p. 187
The Indo-European long-vowel preterite: new Latin evidencep. 205
Die semantische Rekonstruktion von Wortbildungssystemen (am Beispiel von Verbalabstrakta im Germanischen)p. 213
Proto-Indo-European ablaut and root inflection: an internal reconstruction and inner-PIE morphological analysisp. 229
Internal reconstruction applied to Indo-European: where do we stand?p. 255
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