1 Introduction: The Comparative Method and the Indo-European Family.
2 Proto-Indo-European Culture and Archaeology.
3 Proto-Indo-European Phonology.
4 Proto-Indo-European Morphology: Introduction.
5 The Verb.
6 The Noun.
7 Pronouns and Other Parts of Speech.
8 Proto-Indo-European Syntax.
10 Indo-Iranian I: Indic.
11 Indo-Iranian II: Iranian.
20 Fragmentary Languages
"Superb … [Fortson's] short general discussions of the histories and ecologies of the individual languages are the best I have ever read." (Recensiones - Salesianum, 2008)
"I would like to conclude by stressing that this is an excellent textbook. I have taught from it, and the students in my class not only learned a great deal from it, they also seemed to enjoy the book almost as much as I did." (Bryn Mawr Classical Review)
"Finally, there is a reliable, engaging and accessible presentation of the communis opinio. And there are even exercises! … Fortson has produced an excellent book that fulfills its goals admirably. I hope it will inspire a renaissance of Indo-European linguistics in English speaking countries." (Journal of the American Oriental Society)
- Updated, corrected, and expanded new edition, containing new illustrations of selected texts and inscriptions, and text samples with translations and etymological commentary
- Extensively covers individual histories of both ancient and modern languages of the Indo-European family
- Provides an overview of Proto-Indo-European culture, society, and language
- Designed for use in courses, with exercises and suggestions for further reading included in each chapter
- Includes maps, a glossary, a bibliography, and comprehensive word and subject indexes