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The Languages and Linguistics of Northern Asia: A Comprehensive Guide surveys the indigenous languages of Asia's North Pacific Rim, Siberia, and adjacent portions of Inner Eurasia.

Author: Edward Vajda

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110554038

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The handbook series The World of Linguistics provides an up-to-date overview of linguistic work on the world's languages. The volumes cover the entire world divided into major geographical areas: Africa, Europe, North and Central America, South America, Central and Northern Asia, South Asia, East and Southeast Asia, Western Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Islands. Each volume is written and edited by leading scholars on the languages and linguistics of the relevant area. In addition to linguistic classification, contact-induced areal phenomena are also discussed, as well as work in different disciplines, such as syntax, morphology, phonology, sociolinguistics, and computational linguistics. The aim is to present not only the major achievements in linguistic research in each geographical area, but also topics that are controversial or under-researched. The handbooks also provide extensive bibliographical information on major publications and databases that will enable the reader to delve further into the subject area. The World of Linguistics will remain an indispensable companion to the general linguist as well as the specialist for years to come.
2021-01-31 By Edward Vajda

The handbook series The World of Linguistics provides an up-to-date overview of linguistic work on the world's languages.

Author: Sören Wichmann

Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

ISBN: 3110426072

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 800

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The handbook provides a thorough survey of the languages pertaining to the Mesoamerican culture region, including a wealth of new research on synchronic structures and historical linguistics of lesser known languages, also including sign languages. The volume moreover features overviews of recent research on topics such as language acquisition and the expression of spatial orientation across languages of the region.
2020-12 By Sören Wichmann

The handbook will offer a survey of the field of linguistics in the early 21st century for the Southeast Asian Linguistic Area.

Author: Paul Sidwell

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110556124

Category: History

Page: 983

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The handbook will offer a survey of the field of linguistics in the early 21st century for the Southeast Asian Linguistic Area. The last half century has seen a great increase in work on language contact, work in genetic, theoretical, and descriptive linguistics, and since the 1990s especially documentation of endangered languages. The book will provide an account of work in these areas, focusing on the achievements of SEAsian linguistics, as well as the challenges and unresolved issues, and provide a survey of the relevant major publications and other available resources. We will address: Survey of the languages of the area, organized along genetic lines, with discussion of relevant political and cultural background issues Theoretical/descriptive and typological issues Genetic classification and historical linguistics Areal and contact linguistics Other areas of interest such as sociolinguistics, semantics, writing systems, etc. Resources (major monographs and monograph series, dictionaries, journals, electronic data bases, etc.) Grammar sketches of languages representative of the genetic and structural diversity of the region.
2021-08-23 By Paul Sidwell

understanding of the complex history of northern Asia and its relationships with languages on the other side of Bering Strait . 2. Language Endangerment across Northern Asia Northern Asia is relevant for historical linguistics both as ...

Author: Patience Epps

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429641619

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 306

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This collection showcases the contributions of the study of endangered and understudied languages to historical linguistic analysis, and the broader relevance of diachronic approaches toward developing better informed approaches to language documentation and description. The volume brings together perspectives from both established and up-and-coming scholars and represents a globally and linguistically diverse range of languages.The collected papers demonstrate the ways in which endangered languages can challenge existing models of language change based on more commonly studied languages, and can generate innovative insights into linguistic phenomena such as pathways of grammaticalization, forms and dynamics of contact-driven change, and the diachronic relationship between lexical and grammatical categories. In so doing, the book highlights the idea that processes and outcomes of language change long held to be universally relevant may be more sensitive to cultural and typological variability than previously assumed. Taken as a whole, this collection brings together perspectives from language documentation and historical linguistics to point the way forward for richer understandings of both language change and documentary-descriptive approaches, making this key reading for scholars in these fields.
2021-07-28 By Patience Epps

Essays in Historical Linguistics, in Memory of J. Alexander Kerns. (2 volumes). 198 1 . xvi, 5 5 7, viii, 5 8 1 pp. ANDERSON, John A. (ed.): Language Form and Linguistic Variation. Papers dedicated to Angus McIntosh. 1982.viii, 496 pp.

Author: Edward J. Vajda

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027290946

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

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Across North Asia, complex sentence formation patterns display an unusually high prevalence of suffixed relational morphemes used to convey subordination. Suffixal subordinators occur in a variety of genetic groupings, most notably Samoyedic, Turkic, and Tungusic, but also in some of the region’s language isolates, such as Ket and Ainu. No general study has surveyed complex sentences across Northern Eurasia and the Pacific Rim, an area noted both for its complicated web of language contact phenomena and its long-established genetic divisions. The 14 chapters in this volume survey synthetic and analytic methods of subordination and coordination. Much of the data reflect original fieldwork, and several chapters focus on critically endangered languages. Nearly every family or isolate in North Asia is taken into consideration, as are all major formal and functional types of complex sentence formation.
2008-11-27 By Edward J. Vajda

Linguists and specialists are familiar with the name Ket, which designates a small ethnic group on the Yenisei and their language.

Author: Stefan Georg

Publisher: Languages of Asia

ISBN: 1901903583

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 328

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Linguists and specialists are familiar with the name Ket, which designates a small ethnic group on the Yenisei and their language. Ket is a severely endangered language with today less than 500 native speakers. Together with Yugh, Kott, Arin, Assan and Pumpokol, it forms the Yeniseic family of languages, which has no known linguistic relatives.
2007 By Stefan Georg

Introduction The Slavonic1 languages form a branch of the Indo-European language family spoken in Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and parts of Northern Asia (see map 1). The first documented texts written in a Slavonic idiom ...

Author: Bernd Kortmann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110220261

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 929

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Open publicationThe Languages and Linguistics of Europe: A Comprehensive Guide is part of the multi-volume reference work on the languages and linguistics of the continents of the world. The book supplies profiles of the language families of Europe, including the sign languages. It also discusses the areal typology, paying attention to the Standard Average European, Balkan, Baltic and Mediterranean convergence areas. Separate chapters deal with the old and new minority languages and with non-standard varieties. A major focus is language politics and policies, including discussions of the special status of English, the relation between language and the church, language and the school, and standardization. The history of European linguistics is another focus as is the history of multilingual European 'empires' and their dissolution. The volume is especially geared towards a graduate and advanced undergraduate readership. It has been designed such that it can be used, as a whole or in parts, as a textbook, the first of its kind, for graduate programmes with a focus on the linguistic (and linguistics) landscape of Europe.
2011-07-27 By Bernd Kortmann

wwriting Alsea ==Penutian Altaic Language group in central and northern Asia with approximately sixty languages and 250 million speakers, divided into the Turkic, Mongolian, and Tungusic families. The inclusion of Korean, Japanese, ...

Author: Hadumod Bussmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134630387

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 560

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The Routledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics is a unique reference work for students and teachers of linguistics. The highly regarded second edition of the Lexikon der Sprachwissenschaft by Hadumod Bussmann has been specifically adapted by a team of over thirty specialist linguists to form the most comprehensive and up-to-date work of its kind in the English language. In over 2,500 entries, the Dictionary provides an exhaustive survey of the key terminology and languages of more than 30 subdisciplines of linguistics. With its term-based approach and emphasis on clear analysis, it complements perfectly Routledge's established range of reference material in the field of linguistics.
2006-02-20 By Hadumod Bussmann

16th Himalayan Languages Symposium, London. DeLancey, Scott 2011 On the origins of Sinitic. In: Zhuo Jin-Schmidt (ed.), Proceedings of the 23rd North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics 1, 51–64. Eugene: University of Oregon.

Author: Hans Henrich Hock

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110423303

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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With nearly a quarter of the world’s population, members of at least five major language families plus several putative language isolates, South Asia is a fascinating arena for linguistic investigations, whether comparative-historical linguistics, studies of language contact and multilingualism, or general linguistic theory. This volume provides a state-of-the-art survey of linguistic research on the languages of South Asia, with contributions by well-known experts. Focus is both on what has been accomplished so far and on what remains unresolved or controversial and hence offers challenges for future research. In addition to covering the languages, their histories, and their genetic classification, as well as phonetics/phonology, morphology, syntax, and sociolinguistics, the volume provides special coverage of contact and convergence, indigenous South Asian grammatical traditions, applications of modern technology to South Asian languages, and South Asian writing systems. An appendix offers a classified listing of major sources and resources, both digital/online and printed.
2016-05-24 By Hans Henrich Hock

Tibeto - Burman languages and classification . In David Bradley ( ed . ) , Papers in Southeast Asian Linguistics . Vol . 14 , 1–72 . Canberra : Pacific Linguistics . Bradley , David . 2006. ... Proto - North Chin . Berkeley : STEDT .

Author: Paul Sidwell

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110558142

Category: History

Page: 983

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The handbook will offer a survey of the field of linguistics in the early 21st century for the Southeast Asian Linguistic Area. The last half century has seen a great increase in work on language contact, work in genetic, theoretical, and descriptive linguistics, and since the 1990s especially documentation of endangered languages. The book will provide an account of work in these areas, focusing on the achievements of SEAsian linguistics, as well as the challenges and unresolved issues, and provide a survey of the relevant major publications and other available resources. We will address: Survey of the languages of the area, organized along genetic lines, with discussion of relevant political and cultural background issues Theoretical/descriptive and typological issues Genetic classification and historical linguistics Areal and contact linguistics Other areas of interest such as sociolinguistics, semantics, writing systems, etc. Resources (major monographs and monograph series, dictionaries, journals, electronic data bases, etc.) Grammar sketches of languages representative of the genetic and structural diversity of the region.
2021-08-23 By Paul Sidwell