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L'INDO-EUROPÉEN ENTRE ÉPISTÉMOLOGIE ET MYTHOLOGIE

Abstract : The analysis published in the BSL by Th. Pellard, L. Sagart and G. Jacques of the book by J.-P. Demoule Mais où sont passés les Indo-Européens ? (2014) makes several criticisms, to which this article aims to reply. The question of the status of Proto-Indo-European and linguistic relatedness seems, in the history of the discipline, inseparable from extralinguistic issues that have guided representations and justified recourse to other arguments, whether archaeological, ethnographic or genetic. After recalling the conditions of the elaboration of comparative grammar, the three successively prevailing diffusion models – Latin, Germanic and North American – are summarised. As an alternative to the presupposition of a massive population transfer, the credibility of other hypotheses are examined: creolisation, language union, mixed languages, vehicular languages. The archaeological and genetic evidence that has become available over recent decades is then examined.
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Gabriel Bergounioux, Jean-Paul Demoule. L'INDO-EUROPÉEN ENTRE ÉPISTÉMOLOGIE ET MYTHOLOGIE. 2020. ⟨halshs-02924306v2⟩

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