The Proto-Indo-European urheimat: The Armenian hypothesis

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Publication Type honors thesis
School or College College of Humanities
Department Linguistics
Faculty Mentor Benjamin Slade
Creator Nash, Alexander
Title The Proto-Indo-European urheimat: The Armenian hypothesis
Year graduated 2016
Date 2015-12
Description This thesis analyzes the viability of the Armenian Hypothesis, which places the Proto-Indo-European homeland in the Armenian Highland (Gamkrelidze & Ivanov 1990, Kavoukjian 1987). Arguments supporting the hypothesis are evaluated in the light of linguistic, archeological, and genetic evidence. After a thorough evaluation, I find that the Armenian Hypothesis lacks any evidence that positively differentiates it from the Pontic Steppe Hypothesis and fails to provide for several linguistic and archeological facts. It is concluded that for a revised version of the Armenian Hypothesis to be compelling, additional archeological evidence supporting it would need to be found in the Armenian Highland (a sadly under-researched region) and additional details would need to be provided concerning Indo-European fragmentation, migration, and subsequent dialectal development.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Proto-Indo-European langauge; Armenian Highlands
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Alexander Nash 2015
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 25,398 bytes
Identifier etd3/id/3685
Permissions Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/details?id=1282717
ARK ark:/87278/s6tq98s7
Setname ir_htoa
Date Created 2016-02-01
Date Modified 2018-10-30
ID 197236
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tq98s7