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Authorised translation into Lithuanian from Polish manuscript by Veslava Čižik-Prokaševa, Diana Šileikaitė.The Laryngeal theory, which originated from the hypotheses put forward by Saussure at the end of the 19th century, largely influenced the approach to the Indoeuropean protolanguage in the first half of the 20th century, whereas in the latter half of the 20th century it became the dominant paradigm in Indoeuropean studies. In his book Wojciech Smoczyński presents an overview of the Laryngeal theory and demonstrates its potential application for historical studies of the Lithuanian language.
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Wojciech Smoczyński (born March 12, 1945 in Głowno near Łowicz) is a Polish linguist. He is a tenured professor at the Department of General and Indo-European linguistics at Jagiellonian University, and since 1996 also the head of the Department of Indo-European Studies.
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