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Date: 15-Dec-2006
From: Ulrich Lueders < lincom.europa at t-online.de >
Subject: The Sabellic Languages of Ancient Italy: Wallace 

	
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Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 10:20:28
From: Ulrich Lueders < lincom.europa at t-online.de >
Subject: The Sabellic Languages of Ancient Italy: Wallace 
 



Title: The Sabellic Languages of Ancient Italy 
Series Title: Languages of the World/Materials 371  

Publication Year: 2006 
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
	   http://www.lincom.eu
	
Author: Rex E. Wallace

Paperback: ISBN: 9783895869907 Pages: 90 Price: Europe EURO 48.00


Abstract:

This book provides a grammatical description of the Sabellic languages of
ancient Italy, focusing on Oscan, Umbrian, and South Picene. These
languages are attested through written documents (inscriptions incised on
stone, metal, and ceramic) that date from the 7th century BCE to the 1st
century AD. As a whole they form the most important group of languages
spoken on the Italian peninsula in the period before Roman expansion. 

A general overview places these languages within their historical context
and describes their relationship to each other, to Latin, and to other
members of the Indo-European language family. The principal chapters of the
book treat phonology, morphology, syntax, and lexis. Also included is a
detailed description of the features of the alphabets in which the Sabellic
languages were written. A chapter on nomenclature describes the structure
of the onomastic system. The concluding chapter provides a detailed
word-by-word analysis of important inscriptions in each language. 



Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                     Language Description

Subject Language(s): Italian (ita)
                     Oscan (osc)
                     South Picene (spx)


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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