Linguistic Reconstruction and Indo-European Syntax
Proceedings of the Colloquium of the 'Indogermanische Gesellschaft'. University of Pavia, 6–7 September 1979
The aim of the colloquium, from which this volume derives, was to bring together approaches from general linguistics and language reconstruction, to show how these can benefit from eachother. Although the focus was on Indo-European languages, other language families were present in the discussion, as typological insights may provide useful parallels to IE phenomena and problems. At the core of the discussion was the methodological problem of induction vs deduction.