Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

By David Crystal

Offers a unique view of the English language and its development, and includes witty commentary and anecdotes along the way.


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics

By Asya Pereltsvaig and Martin W. Lewis

This book "asserts that the origin and spread of languages must be examined primarily through the time-tested techniques of linguistic analysis, rather than those of evolutionary biology" and "defends traditional practices in historical linguistics while remaining open to new techniques, including computational methods" and "will appeal to readers interested in world history and world geography."


Book Information

   

Title: Über das Alter und die Echtheit der Zendsprache und des Zend-Avesta, und Herstellung des Zend-alphabets
Subtitle: Nebst einer Übersicht des gesammten Sprachstammes
Written By: Rasmus Rask
Translated By: Friedrich Heinrich Von der Hagen
Description:

Rasmus Rask (1787–1832) was a Danish scholar who, having devoted the early
part of his career to the Old Norse and Anglo-Saxon languages and
literature, embarked upon a journey overland through Russia to India in
search of the cradle of the Indo-European languages. He was delighted to
rediscover the Avestan Zoroastrian texts preserved by the Parsis which
Anquetil du Perron had first reported on sixty years earlier, and further
Avestan materials, as well as a lively Zoroastrian community. On his
return, he published, first in Danish and then in this German translation
(1826), a thorough phonological and morphological analysis which showed
that, contrary to the opinion of Anquetil’s opponents, the Avestan language
and its religious texts were neither a dim folk memory or a deliberate
coinage based on Sanskrit, but a very ancient language, originating in
Persia, and an important member of the Indo-European language family.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Phonology
Subject Language(s): Avestan
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1108006612
ISBN-13: 9781108006613
Prices: U.S. $ 19.99
U.K. £ 12.99