The Indo-European Languages presents a comprehensive survey of the individual languages and language subgroups within this language family.

With over four hundred languages and dialects and almost three billion native speakers, the Indo-European language family is the largest of the recognized language groups and includes most of the major current languages of Europe, the Iranian plateau and the Indian subcontinent.

Written by an international team of experts, this comprehensive, single-volume tome presents in-depth discussions of the historical development and specialized linguistic features of the Indo-European languages.

This unique resource remains the ideal reference for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of Indo-European linguistics and languages, but also for more experienced researchers looking for an up-to-date survey of separate Indo-European branches. It will be of interest to researchers and anyone with an interest in historical linguistics, linguistic anthropology and language development.

chapter |10 pages

Indo-European languages – introduction

chapter 1|142 pages


chapter 3|32 pages

Anatolian H. Craig Melchert

chapter 4|84 pages


chapter 5|30 pages

Greek Rupert Thompson

chapter 6|35 pages

Italic Rex Wallace

chapter 7|35 pages

Celtic Patrick Sims-Williams

chapter 9|31 pages

Armenian Birgit Anette Olsen

chapter 10|25 pages

Tocharian Douglas Q. Adams

chapter 11|75 pages


chapter 12|57 pages

Albanian Alexander Rusakov