Celtic and Slavic and the Great Migrations

Reconstructing Linguistic Prehistory

1. Edition, 2009
253 Pages

ISBN: 978-3-8253-5663-7
Product: Book
Edition: Hardcover
Subject: Slavistik
Series: Empirie und Theorie der Sprachwissenschaft, Volume No.: 1
Available: 12.10.2009

Keywords: Historische Linguistik, Theorie der, Methodenkritik, Völkerwanderung, Indoeuropäisch, Slawisch, Keltisch, Sprachwissenschaft, Linguistik

In general terms, this monograph discusses the relation between empirical evidence and explanation in historical linguistics. The main focus is on language contacts during the Great Migrations of the first millennium AD, in the first place on Slavic and Celtic, with an additional excursus into the time of the Indo-European migrations. It is shown how various kinds of evidence – linguistic, cultural, archaeological and historiographical - can be combined in a complex inductive-deductive process of analysis, finally arriving at a relatively complete explanation of the investigated phenomena.

Thomas Daiber in: Kritikon Litterarum, 39 (2012), 3/4, 180ff

Stefan Zimmer in: Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie, Bd. 58 (2011), 238ff

Claire Le Feuvre in: Bulletin de la Société de Linguistique de Paris, Tome 105/2 (2010), 238ff

Remo Bracchi in: Salesianum, 73 (2011),2, 195f