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Mon Jul 02 2007

Books: Historical Ling/Genetic Classification/Phonology: Beckwith

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        1.    Liesbeth Kanis, Koguryo: The Language of Japan’s Continental Relatives: Beckwith

Message 1: Koguryo: The Language of Japan’s Continental Relatives: Beckwith
Date: 28-Jun-2007
From: Liesbeth Kanis <Kanisbrill.nl>
Subject: Koguryo: The Language of Japan’s Continental Relatives: Beckwith

Title: Koguryo: The Language of Japan’s Continental Relatives
Subtitle: An Introduction to the Historical-Comparative Study of the Japanese-Koguryoic Languages, with a Preliminary Description of Archaic Northeastern Middle Chinese, Second Edition
Series Title: Brill's Japanese Studies Library, 21
Published: 2007
Publisher: Brill

Book URL: http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=18&pid=28556

Author: Christopher I. Beckwith
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004160255 Pages: 296 Price: Europe EURO 96.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004160255 Pages: 296 Price: U.S. $ 129.00

This is the first in-depth study of the extinct Koguryo language, which was
once spoken in Manchuria and northern Korea. It covers the ethnolinguistic
history of the Koguryo nation, philological treatment of the sources for
the language, Koguryo phonology, and a complete glossary of all Archaic
Koguryo and Old Koguryo words. Special attention has been given to the
theory and practice of lexically-based historical-comparative linguistics.
The genetic relationship of Koguryo to Japanese is shown to be secure,
unlike the non-relationship of either language to Korean or 'Altaic', and
much light is shed on the ethnolinguistic origins of Japanese. The special
phonological features of the underlying transcriptional language, the
archaic northeastern Middle Chinese dialect once spoken in Korea, are also

Readership: Researchers and scholars in Japanese, Korean, Chinese,
historical linguistics, or in comparative linguistics of East Asia and
Central Eurasia.

Keywords: Japanese, Korean, Chinese, history, linguistics, medieval, East
Asia, Central Eurasia, Manchuria

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Linguistic Field(s): Genetic Classification
                            Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Koguryo (zkg)

Written In: English (eng )

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