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Wed Aug 26 2020

Books: The Oxford Guide to the Transeurasian Languages: Robbeets, Savelyev (eds.)

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Date: 05-May-2020
From: Oxford University Press <>
Subject: The Oxford Guide to the Transeurasian Languages: Robbeets, Savelyev (eds.)
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Title: The Oxford Guide to the Transeurasian Languages
Series Title: Oxford Guides to the World's Languages
Published: 2020
Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Editor: Martine Robbeets
Editor: Alexander Savelyev
Hardback: ISBN: 9780198804628 Pages: 1008 Price: U.S. $ 145.00

"The Oxford Guide to the Transeurasian Languages" provides a comprehensive account of the Transeurasian languages, and is the first major reference work in the field since 1965. The term 'Transeurasian' refers to a large group of geographically adjacent languages that includes five uncontroversial linguistic families: Japonic, Koreanic, Tungusic, Mongolic, and Turkic. The historical connection between these languages, however, constitutes one of the most debated issues in historical comparative linguistics. In the present book, a team of leading international scholars in the field take a balanced approach to this controversy, integrating different theoretical frameworks, combining both functional and formal linguistics, and showing that genealogical and areal approaches are in fact compatible with one another.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            General Linguistics
                            Historical Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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