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LINGUIST List 17.2562

Mon Sep 11 2006

Books: Historical Linguistics/Language Description: Nikolaeva

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, A Historical Dictionary of Yukaghir: Nikolaeva


Message 1: A Historical Dictionary of Yukaghir: Nikolaeva
Date: 06-Sep-2006
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: A Historical Dictionary of Yukaghir: Nikolaeva


Title: A Historical Dictionary of Yukaghir
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Documentation 25
Published: 2006
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
                http://www.mouton-publishers.com

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.com/rs/bookSingle.cfm?id=IS-3110186896-1&l=E

Author: Irina Nikolaeva, University of Oxford
Hardback: ISBN: 3110186896 Pages: 500 Price: Europe EURO 198.00 Comment: for USA, Mexico, Canada US$ 267.30
Abstract:

The Historical Dictionary of Yukaghir has two main purposes:
First, it is a relatively complete source of information on the lexicon of
Yukaghir. Tundra and Kolyma Yukaghir are closely related, highly
endangered languages spoken in the extreme North-East of Siberia. No
modern comprehensive lexicographic description of these languages is
available for the international linguistic community. The dictionary presents
all known varieties of Yukaghir in comparative format. Some of the materials
included come from published sources, others were obtained by the author
through fieldwork and are published for the first time. The dictionary also
contains examples of now extinct early forms of Yukaghir, which began to be
recorded in the late 17th century.

Second, the dictionary provides a first reconstruction of the common
ancestor of all known Yukaghir varieties. The proto-Yukaghir stems are
established based on internal reconstruction, comparison between various
Yukaghir idioms, and external data. Although the dictionary does not attempt
to provide etymologies for all Yukaghir words, it includes possible cognates
of some Yukaghir stems from other languages, mainly Uralic and Altaic.

Since Yukaghir forms are not only cited in their modern shape but are
reconstructed, the dictionary provides a foundation for future etymological
work and contribute to investigating the genetic affiliation of Yukaghir,
usually classified as isolated. The book will also be useful for linguists
interested in the distant genetic relations between language families and the
reconstruction of the ethnic and linguistic situation in prehistoric northern
Asia.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Language Description

Subject Language(s): Yukaghir, Northern (ykg)
                            Yukaghir, Southern (yux)

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=20975


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