Studies in Turkic and Mongolic Linguistics

Studies in Turkic and Mongolic Linguistics

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This book, now back in print having been unavailable for many years, is one of the most important contributions to Turkic and Mongolic linguistics, and to the contentious 'Altaic theory'. Proponents of the theory hold that Turkish is part of the Altaic family, and that Turkish accordingly exists in parallel with Mongolic and Tungusic-Manchu. Whatever the truth of this theory, Gerard Clauson's erudite and vigorously expressed views, based as they were on a remarkable knowledge of the lexicon of the Altaic languages and his outstanding work in the field of Turkish lexicography, continues to command respect and deserve more

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  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 15.75mm | 548g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1138983322
  • 9781138983328
  • 1,276,953

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C. Edmund Bosworth Introduction1. The Early History of the Turkish-speaking2. The Evolution of the Turkish Languages3. The Transcription of Turkish Languages4. The arrangement of words in a historical dictionary of Turkish5. The Evidence regarding the phoenetic structure of pre-eighth century Turkish6. The structure of the word in pre-eighth century Turkish7. The suffixes in pre-eighth century Turkish8. The reconstruction of the phoenetic structure of pre-eighth century Turkish9. The later history of the Uygur alphabet10. The phoenetic structure of pre-thirteenth century Mongolian11. The relationship between Turkish and Mongolianshow more

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