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LINGUIST List 23.5263

Fri Dec 14 2012

Books: Mongolian: Janhunen

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 04-Dec-2012
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Mongolian: Janhunen
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Title: Mongolian
Series Title: London Oriental and African Language Library 19

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
http://www.benjamins.com/


Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/loall.19


Author: Juha A. Janhunen

Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273055 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 165.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273055 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 110.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273055 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 92.00
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Hardback: ISBN: 9789027238207 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 110.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027238207 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 165.00


Abstract:

Mongolian is the principal language spoken by some five million ethnic Mongols
living in Outer and Inner Mongolia, as well as in adjacent parts of Russia and
China. The spoken language is divided into a number of mutually intelligible
dialects, while for writing two separate written languages are used: Cyrillic
Khalkha in Outer Mongolia (the Republic of Mongolia) and Written Mongol in
Inner Mongolia (P. R. China). In this grammatical description, the focus is on
the standard varieties of the spoken language, as used in broadcasting,
education, and everyday casual speech. The dialectology of the language, and
its background as a member of the Mongolic language family, are also dicussed.
Mongolian is an agglutinating language with a well-developed suffixal
morphology. In the areal framework, the language is a typical member of the
trans-Eurasian Ural-Altaic complex with features such as vowel harmony, verb-
final sentence structure, and complex chains of non-finite verbal phrases.




Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Altaic


Written In: English (eng)

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