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Sat Dec 17 2011

Books: Phonology/Language Description: Nugteren

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        1.     MariĆ«tte Bonenkamp , Mongolic Phonology and the Qinghai-Gansu Languages: Nugteren


Message 1: Mongolic Phonology and the Qinghai-Gansu Languages: Nugteren
Date: 12-Dec-2011
From: Mariƫtte Bonenkamp <lotuu.nl>
Subject: Mongolic Phonology and the Qinghai-Gansu Languages: Nugteren
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Title: Mongolic Phonology and the Qinghai-Gansu Languages
Series Title: LOT dissertation series
Published: 2011
Publisher: Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke - LOT
                http://www.lotpublications.nl/

Author: Hans Nugteren
Paperback: ISBN: 9789460930706 Pages: Price: Europe EURO
Abstract:

The peripheral Mongolic languages of the Qinghai-Gansu area in China
comprise Eastern Yugur (Shira Yugur) and the Shirongol languages. The
latter can be subdivided in a Monguor branch, consisting of Mongghul and
Mangghuer, and a Baoanic branch, consisting of Baoan, Kangjia, and
Dongxiang (Santa).

The internal taxonomy of the Qinghai-Gansu languages will be discussed in a
separate section. The Qinghai-Gansu languages are increasingly well-
described. They have also been the subject of studies in language contact,
mostly in the context of the Amdo or Qinghai-Gansu Sprachbund. This study
will approach the phonology of Qinghai-Gansu Mongolic from a comparative
historical viewpoint. It provides an overview of the phonological developments
of the Qinghai-Gansu languages, comparing them to the reconstructed
ancestral language. At the same time it will investigate the archaic features
that can be found in these languages, in order to improve the reconstructions
of individual Mongolic lexemes. The book ends with a comparative
supplement of about 1350 reconstructed Common Mongolic items,
accompanied by the modern forms they are based on and, where necessary,
arguments for the chosen reconstruction.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Language Description
                            Phonology
Language Family(ies): Mongolian

Written In: English (eng )

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