19 septiembre 2013

Basque and Proto-Basque, by Martínez-Areta, Mikel (ed.)

Basque and Proto-Basque
Language-Internal and Typological Approaches to Linguistic Reconstruction
(Mikroglottika. Minority Language Studies. Vol. 5)
Edited by Mikel Martínez-Areta, Raúl Sanchez Prieto and Daniel Veith

This volume is an attempt to expound the current state of research into the past of the Basque language. This research has experiencedtwo kinds of advance in recent years. First, more written records have been discovered, and the ones that we already knew have been more deeply studied. Second, since the 70s cross-linguistic typology has made huge progress in our knowledge of linguistic universals and grammaticalization paths. The purpose of this volume is precisely to provide an outline, comprehensible for Bascologists and diachronic typologists alike, of how these two aspects can help us to reconstruct, within the limits permitted by the principles of diachronic research, the main linguistic features of Common Basque (ca. 5th-6th cc. AD), Proto-Basque (ca. 3rd-1st cc. BC), and Pre-Proto-Basque.

A. Barreña/A. Ortega/E. Amorrortu: The Basque Language today. Achievements and challenges
M. Martínez-Areta: Basque Dialects
K. Ulibarri: External History. Sources for historical research
A. Egurtzegi: Phonetics and Phonology
J. A. Lakarra: Root Structure and the Reconstruction of Proto-Basque
E. Santazilia: Noun Morphology
M. Martínez-Areta: Demonstratives and Personal Pronouns
M.Padilla-Moyano: Non-Finite Verbal Morphology
B. Ariztimuño: Finite Verbal Morphology
U. Reguero-Ugarte: Word order

About the editor. Mikel Martínez-Areta is Assistant Professor of Basque Historical Linguistics and Basque Onomastics at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), and co-editor of the Study Series Mikroglottika. His research focuses on the historical morphology and syntax of Basque.