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Indo-European Historical Background
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Greek belongs to the Indo-European language family, whose lengthy history is reconstructable by the methodologies of historical and comparative linguistics. One of the enduring fascinations of Indo-European studies is the puzzle of where the historically attested languages came from, how they came to be where they were (or are), when, and under what conditions. Sc…

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Shane Hawkins, “Indo-European Historical Background”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 25 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000186>
First published online: 2013

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