Diachronic Toponomastics and Etymology: Epistemological Proposals According to the New Convergence Theory
Perono Cacciafoco, Francesco
Date of Issue2014
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
This paper introduces the basic principles of the New Convergence Theory (NCT) in the field of Indo-European Linguistics. The first part is inherent in a brief evaluation of the current approaches to Indo-European origins and Etymology and in the theoretical explanation of the NCT’s epistemological fundamentals, the second part deals with some examples of etymological reconstructions conducted according to this innovative approach in which Historical Phonetics, historical Semantics, historical Geography, and Landscape Archaeology participate in recovering the most ancient origins (or ‘proto-origins’) of names (‘paleo-names’) and of languages in prehistoric Europe.
Indo-European Etymological Reconstruction
Annals of the University of Craiova: Series Philology - Linguistics
© 2014 Faculty of Letters, University of Craiova. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Annals of the University of Craiova: Series Philology - Linguistics, Faculty of Letters, University of Craiova. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [https://www.ceeol.com/search/article-detail?id=216339].