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Robbeets, M., & Savelyev, A. (Eds.). (2020). The Oxford guide to the Transeurasian languages. Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi:10.17617/2.3230368.

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Robbeets, Martine1, Editor              
Savelyev, Alexander1, Editor              
1Eurasia3angle, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Max Planck Society, ou_2301699              


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 Abstract: 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. The volume is divided into five parts. Part I deals with the historical sources and periodization of the Transeurasian languages and their classification and typology. In Part II, chapters provide individual structural overviews of the Transeurasian languages and the linguistic subgroups that they belong to, while Part III explores Transeurasian phonology, morphology, syntax, lexis, and semantics from a comparative perspective. Part IV offers a range of areal and genealogical explanations for the correlations observed in the preceding parts. Finally, Part V combines archaeological, genetic, and anthropological perspectives on the identity of speakers of Transeurasian languages. The Oxford Guide to the Transeurasian Languages will be an indispensable resource for specialists in Japonic, Koreanic, Tungusic, Mongolic, and Turkic languages and for anyone with an interest in Transeurasian and comparative linguistics more broadly.


Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2020-052020-06-26
 Publication Status: Published in print
 Pages: 992
 Publishing info: Oxford : Oxford University Press
 Table of Contents: Detailed Contents
Series Preface
List of Figures and Tables
List of Abbreviations
Romanization Conventions
The Contributors
Introduction, Martine Robbeets and Alexander Savelyev
Part I: Sources and Classification
A: Historical Sources and Periodization
1: Historical sources and periodization of the Japonic and Koreanic languages, Marc Miyake
2: The Altaic languages: Tungusic, Mongolic, Turkic, Volker Rybatzki
B: Genealogical Classification
3: The classification of the Transeurasian languages, Martine Robbeets
4: The classification of the Japonic languages, Elisabeth M. de Boer
5: The classification of the Korean language and its dialects, Kyou-Dong Ahn and Jaehoon Yeon
6: The classification of the Tungusic languages, Lindsay J. Whaley and Sofia Oskolskaya
7: The classification of the Mongolic languages, Hans Nugteren
8: The classification of the Turkic languages, Lars Johanson
9: A Bayesian approach to the classification of the Turkic languages, Alexander Savelyev
C: Typology
10: The typological heritage of the Transeurasian languages, Martine Robbeets
11: Typological profile of the Transeurasian languages from a quantitative perspective, Nataliia Hübler
Part II: Individual Structural Overviews
12: Japanese and the mainland dialects, Masayoshi Shibatani
13: Amami and Okinawa, the Northern Ryukyuan languages, Yuto Niinaga
14: Miyako, Ishigaki, and Yonaguni, the Southern Ryukyuan languages, John R. Bentley
15: Korean and the Korean dialects, Ho-min Sohn
16: Jejudo Korean, Ubong Shin, Jieun Kiaer, and Jiyoung Shin
17: Xibe and the Manchuric languages, Taeho Jang
18: Even and the Northern Tungusic languages, Brigitte Pakendorf and Natalia Aralova
19: Nanai and the Southern Tungusic languages, Sofia Oskolskaya
20: Dagur, Yohei Yamada
21: Khalkha Mongolian, Jan-Olof Svantesson
22: Oirat and Kalmyk, the Western Mongolic languages, Ágnes Birtalan
23: The northwestern Turkic (Kipchak) languages, Éva A. Csató and Lars Johanson
24: Turkish and the southwestern Turkic (Oghuz) languages, Jaklin Kornfilt
25: Uyghur and Uzbek, the southeastern Turkic languages, Abdurashid Yakup
26: Sakha and Dolgan, the North Siberian Turkic languages, Brigitte Pakendorf and Eugénie Stapert
27: Chuvash and the Bulgharic languages, Alexander Savelyev
Part III: Comparative Overviews
A: Phonology
28: A comparative approach to the consonant inventory of the Transeurasian languages, Allan R. Bomhard
29: A comparative approach to the vowel systems and harmonies in the Transeurasian languages and beyond, Andrew Joseph, Seongyeon Ko, and John Whitman
B: Morphology
30: A comparative approach to verbal morphology in Transeurasian, Martine Robbeets
31: A comparative approach to nominal morphology in Transeurasian: Case and plurality, Ilya Gruntov and Olga Mazo
32: A comparative approach to the pronominal system in Transeurasian, Michal Schwarz, Ondřej Srba, and Václav Blažzek
C: Syntax
33: The nominal group, possessive agreement, and nominal sentences in the Transeurasian languages, Irina Nevskaya and Lina Amal
34: Verbal categories in the Transeurasian languages, Andrej Malchukov and Patryk Czerwinski
35: Complex constructions in the Transeurasian languages, Andrej Malchukov and Patryk Czerwinski
D: Lexicon and Semantics
36: Basic vocabulary in the Transeurasian languages, Martine Robbeets
37: Numerals in the Transeurasian languages, Václav Blažzek
38: Kinship term paradigms in the Transeurasian languages, Milan van Berlo
Part IV: Areal Versus Inherited Connections
39: Contact between genealogically related languages: the case of Old Korean and Old Japanese, Alexander T. Francis-Ratte and J. Marshall Unger
40: Form and pattern borrowing across Siberian Turkic, Mongolic, and Tungusic languages, Gregory D. S. Anderson
41: Transeurasian as a continuum of diffusion, Edward Vajda
42: Beck-Wichmann-Brown evaluation of lexical comparisons for the Transeurasian proposal, Cecil H. Brown
Part V: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Identity of Transeurasian
43: The homelands of the individual Transeurasian proto-languages, Martine Robbeets, Juha Janhunen, Alexander Savelyev, and Evgeniya Korovina
44: The Transeurasian homeland: Where, what and when?, Martine Robbeets
45: Transeurasian unity from a population genetic perspective, Choongwon Jeong, Chuan-Chao Wang, and Chao Ning
46: Transeurasian unity from an archaeological perspective, Tao Li
47: Language dispersals and the 'Secondary Peoples' Revolution': A historical anthropology of the Transeurasian unity, Mark James Hudson
 Rev. Type: Peer
 Identifiers: ISBN: 9780198804628
Other: shh2592
DOI: 10.17617/2.3230368
Other: PL 43 OXF 2020
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Project name : Eurasia3angle
Grant ID : 646612
Funding program : Horizon 2020 (H2020)
Funding organization : European Commission (EC)