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Linguistic Roots of Europe : Origin and Development of European Languages (Hardcover)
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This book investigates the linguistic prehistory of Europe, raising the following central questions: What did Europe look like before the expansion of the Indo-Europeans, what do we know about the autochthonous population and its contacts with the Indo-European and Uralic immigrants, and how did the linguistic situation develop from these starting points? These questions are addressed from an interdisciplinary perspective. In addition to linguistics, studies from the fields of archaeology, religious studies and palaeography contribute to a more comprehensive and, at the same time, a more detailed picture of the linguistic and, hence, the cultural prehistory of Europe. As a result, existing research problems can be highlighted and dealt with in a new context. This volume is essential reading for students and scholars interested in the history of Indo-European.