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The prehistory of European languages

Mailhammer, Robert


This chapter deals with the prehistory of the European languages from the earliest arrival of modern humans in the late Stone Age until the dawn of history, marked by the attestation of written records in Europe from the second millennium BC onwards (see Appendix for a timeline). Its aim is to give an overview of the main developments and to point out the main results of recent research as well as to report on current discussions. One central topic will be language contact during the period of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: The Languages and Linguistics of Europe: A Comprehensive Guide
DOI: 10.1515/9783110220261.671


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