Structural Factors in Turkic Language Contacts

Structural Factors in Turkic Language Contacts

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Turkic languages present particularly rich sources of data for the study of language contact, given the number and diversity of languages with which they have been in contact. Many common, false generalisations are laid bare and the methodology used in evaluating particular instances of language contact can also be used with profit by students of languages other than the more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 129 x 198mm | 367g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138983071
  • 9781138983076

Table of contents

Introduction By Bernard Comrie 1. Code Copying in Turkic Language Contacts 1.1 Questions 1.2 Turkic language contacts 1.3 Code copying 1.4 Turkic characteristics 2. The Role of Structural Factors 2.1 Suggested restrictions 2.2 Scales of Stability 2.3 Attractiveness 2.4 Attractive features 2.5 Social factors 2.6 Structuredness 2.7 Relative attractiveness 2.8 Differences between languages 2.9 Deep influence 2.10 Types of influence involved in language maintenance and language shift 3. Structural Copying in Various Linguistic Domains 3.1 Turkic-non-Turkic convergence 3.2 Phonological features 3.3 Word structure 3.4 Grammatical categories 3.5 Syntactic combinational patterns 4. General and Areal Tendencies 4.1 General tendencies 4.2 Sources of areal tendencies 4.3 Early levelling of Turkic? 4.4 Similarities in the most stable substructures Notes References Indexshow more