The Precursors of Proto-Indo-European some of the world’s leading experts in historical linguistics shed new light on two hypotheses about the prehistory of the Indo-European language family, the so-called Indo-Anatolian and Indo-Uralic hypotheses. The Indo-Anatolian hypothesis states that the Anatolian branch of the Indo-European family should be viewed as a sister language of ‘classical’ Proto-Indo-European, the ancestor of all the other, non-Anatolian branches. The common ancestor of all Indo-European languages, including Anatolian, can then be called Proto-Indo-Anatolian. The Indo-Uralic hypothesis states that the closest genetic relative of Indo-European is the Uralic language family, and that both derive from a common ancestor called Proto-Indo-Uralic. The book unravels the history of these hypotheses and scrutinizes the evidence for and against them.
Contributors are Stefan H. Bauhaus, Rasmus G. Bjørn, Dag Haug, Petri Kallio, Simona Klemenčič, Alwin Kloekhorst, Frederik Kortlandt, Guus Kroonen, Martin J. Kümmel, Milan Lopuhaä-Zwakenberg, Alexander Lubotsky, Rosemarie Lühr, Michaël Peyrot, Tijmen Pronk, Andrei Sideltsev, Michiel de Vaan, Mikhail Zhivlov.
Alwin Kloekhorst, Ph.D. (2007), Leiden University, is Assistant Professor of Comparative Indo-European linguistics at LUCL. He has published extensively on Indo-European and Anatolian, including
Etymological Dictionary of the Hittite Inherited Lexicon (Brill, 2008) and
Accent in Hittite (Harrassowitz, 2014).
Tijmen Pronk, Ph.D. (2009), Leiden University, is Assistant Professor of Comparative Indo-European linguistics at LUCL. He has published extensively on Indo-European and Balto-Slavic, and is co-editor of the
Indo-European Etymological Dictionary (Brill, in preparation).
Table of contents
The Geopolitics of Cyberspace: a Diplomatic Perspective Abstract Keywords 1 Introduction
3 Classical Geopolitics
4 Critical Geopolitics
6 The Geography of Cyberspace
7 Internet Governance
9 International Law in Cyberspace
11 The Cybersecurity Dilemma
13 Arms Control
15 What Happens in Cyberspace Stays in Cyberspace …
16 Geopolitics of States in Cyberspace
17 The United States of America
20 The European Union
21 Internet Companies
22 The Implications for Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
All interested in the history of the Indo-European and Uralic languages, and anyone interested in historical linguistics.