The shared lexicon of Baltic, Slavic and Germanic

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The shared lexicon of Baltic, Slavic and Germanic

Type: Master thesis
Title: The shared lexicon of Baltic, Slavic and Germanic
Author: Heijden, Vincent van der
Issue Date: 2018-10-31
Keywords: indo-european
historical linguistics
Abstract: In this thesis, the nature of the shared vocabulary between Baltic, Slavic and Germanic has been researched. 294 lexical items that have been suggested in the past to be part of this shared lexicon have been (re-)examined through etymological research. The shared lexicon has been placed into the context of the prehistory of the Baltic, Slavic and Germanic language families. It is argued that most of the shared lexicon is the result of an Indo-European substrate that itself contained a pre-Indo-European (neolithic) substrate and that this donor language was spoken by inhabitants of the Corded Ware culture.
Supervisor: Lubotsky, Alexander
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Linguistics (Master)
Specialisation: Comparative Indo-European Linguistics
ECTS Credits: 20

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