Brill's Studies in Indo-European Languages & Linguistics

This series offers a new venue for high-quality original studies in Indo-European linguistics, from both a comparative and historical perspective, including relevant works on the prehistory/early history of the oldest descendant languages. It will also welcome studies in poetics and comparative mythology that include a significant linguistic and philological component. It seeks especially to fulfill the unmet need for analyses that employ innovative approaches and take account of the latest developments in general linguistic models and methods. The scope of the series is avowedly international, but authors are encouraged to write in English to maximize dissemination of their ideas.

The series published an average of two volumes per year over the last 5 years.

Biographical Note

Craig Melchert (PhD Linguistics 1977) is A. Richard Diebold Professor of Indo-European Studies and Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests lie in historical linguistics, with special focus on the ancient Indo-European languages of Anatolia.
Olav Hackstein (Ph.D. in Linguistics, 1995) is Professor of Historical and Indo-European Linguistics at the University of Munich. His interests are in the historical morphology and syntax of the ancient Indo-European languages.

Editorial Board

Series Editors
Craig Melchert, University of California at Los Angeles
Olav Hackstein, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich

Editorial Board
José-Luis García-Ramón, University of Cologne
Andrew Garrett, University of California at Berkeley
Stephanie Jamison, University of California at Los Angeles
Joshua T. Katz, Princeton University
Alexander Lubotsky, Leiden University
Alan J. Nussbaum, Cornell University
Georges-Jean Pinault, Écoles Pratiques des Hautes Études, Paris
Jeremy Rau, Harvard University
Elisabeth Rieken, Philipps-Universität Marburg
Stefan Schumacher, Vienna University


All those engaged in research and teaching of Indo-European and/or historical linguistics. In addition it targets Classicists, Indologists, Germanicists and researchers working on the individual languages of Indo-European or on the history and/or culture of Indo-European.