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Publication of A Grammar of Modern Indo-European, Third Edition, and changes to server and websites

A Grammar of Modern Indo-European, Third Edition, has been published.

After rejecting the first proof from Amazon’s print-on-demand company CreateSpace, the second proof arrived today and it was just fine. The margins remain maybe small for an ideal professional publication, but we deem it useless to fight against a sort of ‘burocracy’ for small publishers, and it would mean more weeks (if not months) to have a book with the margins exactly as pre-defined… For those of you who bought the Second Edition, it shows a slight improvement in margins, though.

EDIT (12 May 2010): We have added Facebook and Twitter buttons to recommend the grammar.

All sales channels available have been selected, including libraries and traditional distribution, and because of that the prize is slightly higher.

Information on the new features of version 5.0 are on the (from now on) official Indo-European Grammar and Dictionary’s blog.

On a different matter, we had to move information from one server to another, and something went wrong; because of that, some files were lost, and some websites have been adapted to the available files. Errors might appear from time to time, until everything is fixed.

Taking this event as an opportunity to improve, a simplification trend has begun, for the websites to have only the latest and most interesting information on the project.

On the Assimil-like course, given the latest unfavorable events and other compromises, it will probably have to wait months, like the specific syntax, planned for the end of the summer.

Enjoy the grammar!

Your Indo-European Team.

Printed copies of A Grammar of Modern Indo-European, donated to dozens of European public libraries

NOTE: If a copy arrived to your library, please send us a confirmation mail

We have eventually sent dozens of printed copies of A Grammar of Modern Indo-European to different European public libraries, mostly within the European Union, and all of them to University libraries.

We are adding the libraries that were sent a copy (or those with available copies of the grammar) to our Map of Library Donations, including the library address and its website if available, to facilitate a quick query for those interested in reading the book in its printed version.

We plan to send at least a hundred copies more in the following months, but we want to see how our donations are (or aren’t) welcomed by the different university and city libraries. If some copies aren’t accepted or just don’t arrive to the expected destination, we will be able to send another copy to the same library, or to a different one in the same area. We try to keep a balanced distribution of books depending on different factors such as number of inhabitants of the target city (or metropolitan area), number of students/readers who use the library, university prestige, etc.

Remember that if you are a member of a public or private institution dedicated to higher education and/or research, you can request free donations of the Modern Indo-European grammar.

Your Indo-European Language Team.