dc.contributor.authorPerono Cacciafoco, Francesco
dc.identifier.citationPerono Cacciafoco, F. (2014). Beyond Etymology: Historical Reconstruction and Diachronic Toponomastics through the Lens of a New Convergence Theory. Acta Linguistica: Journal for Theoretical Linguistics, 8(3), 79-98.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper introduces basic principles of a New Convergence Theory (NCT) into the field of Indo-European linguistics. The first part of the article is dedicated to a brief evaluation of current approaches to the Indo-European origins and etymology as well as to the theoretical explanation of the NCT’s epistemological fundamentals. The second part deals with some examples of the etymological reconstruction conducted according to this innovative approach, in which historical phonetics, historical semantics, historical geography, and landscape archaeology are utilized for recovering the most ancient origins of prehistoric European names.en_US
dc.format.extent20 p.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesActa Linguistica: Journal for Theoretical Linguisticsen_US
dc.rights©The author (published by Eurasia Academic Publishers). This paper was published in Acta Linguistica: Journal for Theoretical Linguistics and is made available as an electronic reprint (preprint) with permission of Eurasia Academic Publishers. The published version is available at: [http://www.actalinguistica.com/journal/index.php/al/article/view/55]. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.en_US
dc.subjectLinguistics and Multilingual Studiesen_US
dc.titleBeyond Etymology: Historical Reconstruction and Diachronic Toponomastics through the Lens of a New Convergence Theoryen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US

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