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Title: Development of Afro-Asiatic (Semito-Hamitic) Comparative Linguistics in Russia and the Former Soviet Union
Written By: Gábor Takács
URL: http://home.t-online.de/home/LINCOM.EUROPA/new1.ht
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Afroasiatic Linguistics 02
Description:

This study gives the first science history and a detailed and extensive scientific appraisal of the works by the Russian school (or "Moscow school") of Afro-Asiatic (Semito-Hamitic) comparative-historical linguistics in the past three decades. The book contains the following parts: 1. A general overview of roots of Afro-Asiatic linguistics in Russia before 1965. 2. A concise survey of development of Afro-Asiatic studies from 1965 in Russia. 3. A most detailed presentation and critical appraisal of works by the Russian comparativists on the reconstruction of Afro-Asiatic comparative phonology and lexicon in the light of research results of other ("Western") scholars (incl. my own observations). 4. A concise description of the so-called "Nostratic theory" and introduction of the "Moscow school of comparative linguistics" in the latest three decades. 5. The work ends with a comprehensive bibliography of all cited works. This is at the same time the first bibliography that includes all Russian works on Afro-Asiatic linguistics from 1965.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Phonology
Language Family(ies): Nostratic
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3895865915
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 200pp
Prices: USD 60 / DM 98