The Turkic Languages by Lars JohansonThe Turkic Languages by Lars Johanson

The Turkic Languages

byLars Johanson, Éva Ágnes Csató Johanson

Hardcover | January 8, 2019

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The Turkic Languages are spoken today in a vast geographical are stretching from the Balkans to the Arctic Ocean and from southern Iran to the Great Wall of China. There are currently over twenty literary languages in the group, the most important among them being Turkish (which has over seventy million speakers); other major languages covered are Azerbaijanian, Bashkir, Chuvash, Kazakh, Kirghiz, Tatar, Turkmen, Uyghur, Uzbek and Yakut.

The Turkic Languagesbrings together detailed discussions of the historical development and specialised linguistic features of the languages in the Turkic family. The volume is divided into two:

the first part provides an accessible overview of the grammatical traditions, subgrouping and writing systems of this language family, while the latter part of the book focuses on descriptions of the individual languages themselves. Each language description gives an overview of the language followed by detail on phonology, morphology, syntax, lexis and dialects. A uniform structure allows for easy typological comparison between the individual languages and each chapter has been written by a recognised expert in the field. Suggestions are made for the most useful sources of further reading and the work is comprehensively indexed.

This new edition will include:

  • Incorporation of new research in Turkic studies
  • Completely new chapters on West Old Turkic, Transeurasian and Gagauz
  • Thorough updating of all chapters, including fresh coverage of areas such as the state of Turkic in the Khwarezmian Empire, Khalaj, and the different dialects of Turkish
  • Improved opening map and revised and new figures
  • Revised appendix with integration of new scripts such as Azeri and Turkmen

  • A new list with definitions of key linguistic terms

This volume will be an invaluable resource for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of linguistics, Turcology and Near Eastern and Oriental Studies. It will also be of interest to researchers and anyone with an interest in historical linguistics, linguistics anthropology and language development.

Title:The Turkic LanguagesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:504 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:January 8, 2019Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415738563

ISBN - 13:9780415738569

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Table of Contents

Notes on transcription and symbols; Abbreviations of grammatical terms; 1. The speakers of Turkic languages; 2. The Turkic Peoples: A historical sketch; 3. The structure of Turkic; 4. The reconstruction of Proto-Turkic and the genetic question; 5. Transeurasian; 5. The history of Turkic; 6. Turkic writing sysytems; 7. East Old Turkic; 8. West Old Turkic; 8. Middle Kipchak; 9. Chaghatay; 10. Ottoman Turkish; 11. Turkish; 12. Turkish dialects; 13. The Turkish language reform; 14. Gagauz; 14. Azeri; 15.Turkmen; 16. Turkic languages of Iran; 17. Tatar and Bashkir; 18. West Kipchak languages; 19. Kazakh and Karakalpak; 20. Noghay; 21. Kirghiz; 22. Uzbek; 23. Uyghur; 24. Yellow Uyghur, Salar and Lop; 25. South Siberian Turkic; 26. Yakut; 27. Chuvash; The Appendix; List of Linguistic Terms