Подборка статей на английском языке Вацлава Блажека (Václav Blažek), чешского лингвиста, специалиста по исторической лингвистике, профессора Университета им. Масарика в Брно.
В сферу его исследований входят индоевропейские, уральские, алтайские, афразийские языки, математическая лингвистика (лексикостатистика и глоттохронология). Также он активно интересуется историко-лингвистическими реконструкциями, включая гипотезы о прамировом языке, ностратической и дене-кавказской макросемьях.
Indo-European Prepositions and Related Words
It is apparent that the process of a creation of the prepositions (& postpositions) was parallel in both the Indo-European and Afroasiatic families: From fossilized case-forms of certain nouns to adverbs, which were finally grammaticalized. In spite of certain semantic differences, fully comparable with the semantic dispersion in the IE material proper, for the paralelism between the Indo-European and Afroasiatic data the hypothesis of a common heritage seems to be not only quite legitimate, but also most promising.
On the internal classification of Indo-European languages: survey
The main purpose of the present study is to confront most representative models of the internal classification of Indo-European languages and their daughter branches.
Current Progress in Altaic Etymology
Summing up, the Etymological Dictionary of the Altaic Languages represents a unique, pioneering work of monumental size, usable for specialists in many disciplines. The serious approach of the authors moves the scientific comparative studies in the Altaic languages far forward.
Krzysztof Tomasz Witczak: Indoeuropejskie nazwy zbóż
Summing up, Witczak’s book represents the most detailed study devoted to the Indo-European cereal terminology. The author has convincingly demonstrated the agricultural
past of the Indo-Europeans. Some of the designations of cereals were probably inherited from the preceding, namely Nostratic, period. Others, with transparent Indo-European
etymologies, were formed in the various periods of development of the Indo-European dialect continuum. Witczak’s conclusion is in a good agreement with the idea if Illič-Svityč who saw the reason of the disintegration of the Nostratic unity in the neolithic revolution, started in the Near East in the 11th mill. BC according to our present knowledge. For the future research it is necessary to differentiate the inherited terms from the old borrowings.