ABSTRACT

In1905AntoineMeillet(1905,iii)prefacedtheFrenchtranslationof Brugmann'sKurzevergleichendeGrammatikderindogermanischen Sprachenanaccountofthecurrentstateofaffairsincomparativegrammar(atermwhichclearlyincludedhistoricalandcomparativelinguistics).Inspiteofitslength,itisworthquotingbecausebetterthanany moremodemaccountitgivesaviewofthetypeofworkdoneandof thespreadthatthesubjecthadreached.