Linguistic Convergence and Areal Diffusion: Case Studies from Iranian, Semitic and Turkic by +va -gnes CsatÑLinguistic Convergence and Areal Diffusion: Case Studies from Iranian, Semitic and Turkic by +va -gnes CsatÑ

Linguistic Convergence and Areal Diffusion: Case Studies from Iranian, Semitic and Turkic

by+va -gnes CsatÑ, Bo Isaksson, Carina Jahani

Hardcover | September 24, 2004

Pricing and Purchase Info

$266.91 online 
$294.00 list price save 9%
Earn 1,335 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


The authors are outstanding scholars engaged in the study of language varieties spoken in 'convergence areas' in which speakers are multilingual in languages of at least two but sometimes all three language families. Many of the contributions present new data collected in fieldwork. The geographic area covered is Western and Central Asia where varieties of Iranian, Semitic and Turkic languages have entered into many different types of contact. The intricate linguistic contact situations demonstrate highly interesting convergence phenomena.
'a 'gnes Csat'is Professor of Turkic Languages at Uppsala University. Her main research interests are general comparative linguistic Turcology, language typology and descriptions of lesser-studied Turkic varieties.Bo Isakssonis Professor of Semitic Languages at Uppsala University. Her research interests include Arabic dialects, compara...
Title:Linguistic Convergence and Areal Diffusion: Case Studies from Iranian, Semitic and TurkicFormat:HardcoverDimensions:388 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1 inPublished:September 24, 2004Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415308046

ISBN - 13:9780415308045

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

List of Contributors  Preface  Introduction  1. Converging Codes in Iranian, Semitic and Turkic Part 1: Iranian Languages 2. Iranian as Buffer Zone Between the Universal Typologies of Turkic and Semitic  3. Semitic in Iranian: Written, Read and Spoken Language  4. The Glottal Plosive: A Phoneme in Spoken Modern Persian or Not?  5. Lexical Areas and Semantic Fields of Arabic Loanwords in Persian and Beyond  6. Central Asian Arabic; The Irano-Arabic Dynamics of a New Perfect Part 2: Semitic Languages 7. Linguistics Contacts in Central Asia  8. Uzbekistan Arabic: A Languages Created by Semitic-Iranian-Turkic Linguistic Convergence  9. Bukhara Arabic: A Metatypized Dialect of Arabic in Central Asia  10. On the Arabic of Arabkhane in Eastern Iran  11. Persian and Turkish Loans in the Arabic Dialects of North Eastern Arabia  12. New Linguistic Data from the Sason Area in Anatolia  13. The Turkish Contribution to the Arabic Lexicon Part 3: Turkic Languages 14. Bilateral Code Copying in Eastern Persian and South-Eastern Turkic  15. Some Notes on 'Mixed' Written Western Oghuz Turkic  16. Traces ofT'rki-yi Acemiin Pietro della Valle's Turkish Grammar (1620)  17. Iranian Influences in Sonqor Turkic  18. On Copying in Kashkay  19. Modal Constructions in Turkic of Iran  20. The Strange Case of Ottoman  21. Adverbial Clauses in an Old Ottoman Turkish Interlinear Version of the Koran  22. Right-Branching vs. Left-Branching Subordinate Clauses in 16th Century Ottoman Historical Texts: Haphazard Use or Stylistic Device?  23. Some Remarks on the Phonological Status of Greek Loanwords in Anatolian Turkish Dialects Part 4: Other Perspectives 24. Convergence of Languages on the East African Coast  25. Vowel Harmony - Areal or Genetic?