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ТРАКИЯ И ИНДОЕВРОПЕЙСКИТЕ МИГРАЦИОННИ ХИПОТЕЗИ (ЛИНГВИСТИЧЕН АСПЕКТ)
THRACE AND THE INDO-EUROPEAN MIGRATION HYPOTHESES (LINGUISTIC ASPECT)

Author(s): Svetlana Yanakieva
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Ancient World, Historical Linguistics, Comparative Linguistics
Published by: Институт за балканистика с Център по тракология - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: Indo-European languages, Indo-European original homeland; the migration itineraries of the tribes; Thracian linguistic space;

Summary/Abstract: The genetic link between the different groups of languages in the Indo-European linguistic family ever since the dawn of comparative linguistics generated the search for the Indo-European original homeland and for the migration itineraries of the tribes, which resulted in the situation whereby the Indo-European languages and peoples occupied its present huge territory. The paper notes briefly the four main hypotheses on the localisation of the Indo-European original homeland and their corresponding migration paths. In all those hypotheses the Balkan Peninsula is either the focus of the migrational processes, or an important element in them. Therefore, the available data on the Thracian linguistic space, which will be examined, should be taken into consideration in spite of their scarcity (predominantly onomastic evidence) in the ongoing attempts to find a solution to the issue.

  • Issue Year: 6/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 3-7
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Bulgarian