LINGUIST List 14.3488

Tue Dec 16 2003

Books: Altaic Lang/Lang Acquisition: Wu

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  1. lincom.europa, Daur: Wu

Message 1: Daur: Wu

Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 17:45:11 -0500 (EST)
From: lincom.europa <>
Subject: Daur: Wu

Title: Daur
Series Title: Languages of the World/Materials 93
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Lincom GmbH		 
Author: Chaolu Wu 

Loose Leaf: ISBN: 3895860158, Pages: 60, Price: EUR 29.20

Daur belongs to the Mongolic branch of Altaic languages and is spoken
by a small number of people, approximately 94,014, in the Inner
Mongolian Autonomous Region, Heilongjiang, and the Xinjiang Uigur
Autonomous Region in the People's Republic of China.

The present monograph begins with an introduction to a brief
sociolinguistic background of Daur and its contact situation with
neighbouring languages, including the Manchu´┐Ż"Tungusic languages and
the Mongolian languages. This is followed by an outline of Daur
phonology and a more detailed discussion of Morphology. Daur provides
an interesting data to the Morphological studies. It has both complex
nominal morphological features and verbal marking systems. In
particular, its case marking and verbal marking systems will be
presented with an emphasis on their sentence functions and
morphological variants. The sketch also includes a brief discussion of
the syntactical properties of Daur in relevance to noun phrase and
clause structure.

Finally, the sketch includes a bibliography of the selected works on
Daur and a sample text with interlinear transcription and translation.
2nd printing. (visit our webshop:

Lingfield(s):	Altaic languages (Language Acquisition) 
		Language Acquisition 			 

Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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