LINGUIST List 10.958

Fri Jun 18 1999

Books: Turkic Languages

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  1. LINCOM EUROPA, Turkic languages: Karachay
  2. LINCOM EUROPA, Turkic languages: Xakas

Message 1: Turkic languages: Karachay

Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 11:14:49 +0200
From: LINCOM EUROPA <LINCOM.EUROPAt-online.de>
Subject: Turkic languages: Karachay

KARACHAY
Steve Seegmiller, Montclair State University

Karachay-Balkar is a Turkic language spoken in the North Caucasus by
approximately 200,000 speakers and by approximately 30,000 more speakers
living in Turkey, Western Europe, and the United States. This work
provides a linguistic overview of the Karachay dialect of
Karachay-Balkar. It consists of a detailed description of the
phonological system and the inflectional morphology as well as a
necessarily briefer description of the main syntactic features of the
language. Also included are several short texts with interlinear
translations and a glossary. This is the first description of Karachay
to appear in English.

ISBN 3 89586 021 2. 
Languages of the World/Materials 109. 
60 pp. USD 31.75 / DM 49.30 / \163 18.65. 2nd printing 1999.

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LINCOM EUROPA, Paul-Preuss-Str. 25, D-80995 Muenchen, Germany; FAX +4989
3148909; 
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Message 2: Turkic languages: Xakas

Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 12:47:49 +0200
From: LINCOM EUROPA <LINCOM.EUROPAt-online.de>
Subject: Turkic languages: Xakas

XAKAS 
Gregory David Anderson, University of Chicago

Xakas is a Turkic language spoken by 70,000 people in south central
Siberia. Xakas is a cover term created in the early 20th century to
cover the related dialect clusters of the region; the termis
positively viewed by some members of the ethnolinguistic group and
negatively by others. Xakas is one of the only Turkic languages to
preserve nine short vowels. Morphologically, Xakas shows an unusually
high number of affixally realized verbal categories, as well as a
complicated AUX verb system. In the imperative Xakas has preserved a
dual inclusive. Xakas has a very high number of cases for a Turkic
language (9), a number more typical of central and eastern Siberian
languages. Due to the centuries-long contact with speakers of Russian,
Xakas not only has a large number of Russian loans but it also shows a
great-degree of contact-induced restructuring, some examples of which
have even found their way into the standardized literary language. The
present study is an analysis of the standardized register of Xakas,
and constitutes the first description of Xakas in English.



ISBN 3 89586 511 7. 
Languages of the World/ Materials 251. 
Ca. 100 pp. USD 44 / DM 62 / pound sterling 24. 

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