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Internal Reconstruction

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Author(s): Daniel Kölligan
Abstract Internal reconstruction is the methodological procedure by means of which one reconstructs earlier stages of linguistic features of a single language by reducing a set of synchronic alternations to a system of previous regularity. 1. Introductory Remarks Reconstruction implies the reversion of language history and the reduction of diversity to identity. While external reconstruction based on the comparative method uses different, but genetically related languages or dialects to reconstruct an earlier stage from which the su…
Date: 2013-11-01

Root Structure (and Ablaut)

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Author(s): Daniel Kölligan
Abstract Ablaut (Fr. apophonie) is the regular change of vowels within a paradigm or between etymologically related word forms. Since any theory of ablaut in Proto-Indo-European (PIE) and its daughter-languages is closely connected with the view one holds about the structure of PIE roots, these topics are treated together: (1.) ablaut; (2.) De Saussure’s laryngeal theory; (3.) root structure; (4.) ablauting roots; followed by (5.) a discussion of what is probably the most influential theory in this area, formulated by É. Benveniste. 1. Ablaut The basic components of the Proto-Indo-E…
Date: 2013-11-01