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LINGUIST List 21.3103

Wed Jul 28 2010

Books: Historical Linguistics: Yakubovich

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        1.    Josephine Say, Sociolinguistics of the Luvian Language: Yakubovich

Message 1: Sociolinguistics of the Luvian Language: Yakubovich
Date: 27-Jul-2010
From: Josephine Say <saybrill.nl>
Subject: Sociolinguistics of the Luvian Language: Yakubovich
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Title: Sociolinguistics of the Luvian Language
Series Title: Brill's Studies in Indo-European Languages & Linguistics
Published: 2010
Publisher: Brill
                http://www.brill.nl

Book URL: http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=210&pid=33008

Author: Ilya Yakubovich
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004177918 Pages: 456 Price: Europe EURO 146
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004177918 Pages: 456 Price: U.S. $ 216
Abstract:

Luvian is the language of Anatolian hieroglyphic inscriptions and a close relative
of Hittite. This book explores the Luvian ethnic history through sociolinguistic
methods, with an emphasis on the interpretation of contacts between Luvian and
its linguistic neighbors, such as Hittite, Hurrian, and Greek. It is concluded that
Luvian was originally spoken in the central part of Anatolia. Subsequent Luvian
migrations were connected with the expansion of the Hittite state, where Hittite
was the socially dominant language, but the Luvian speakers were more
numerous. The unstable balance between the Hittite and the Luvian speakers
continued to shift in favor of the second group, to the point that the Hittite elites
were fully bilingual in Luvian.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Hieroglyphic Luwian (hlu)
Areal Regions: Near Eastern

Written In: English (eng )

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