Linguistic Convergence and Areal Diffusion: Case Studies from Iranian, Semitic and Turkic
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Linguistic Convergence and Areal Diffusion: Case Studies from Iranian ...
Éva Ágnes Csató,Bo Isaksson,Carina Jahani
No preview available - 2004
adjectives Anatolia Anatolian Turkish Arabic dialects Arabkhane Aramaic areal Asia attested Azerbaijanian basic code borrowing Bukhara Bukhara Arabic Bulut Central Asian Arabic century consonant convergence copula cultural Doerfer East Africa Eastern elements example ezafe feminine focal intraterminality forms front vowel genitive global copies glottal plosive grammar Greek guage Harrassowitz influence Iran Iranian languages Iraq Islam Isogloss Jastrow Johanson Kashkay Kurdish language contact left-branching lexical linguistic literary loans loanwords marker Middle Persian modal constructions Modern Persian Mongolian morphology Oghuz origin Ottoman Turkish participle patterns pharyngeal phoneme phonological plural postpositions prepositions present pronounced pronunciation Qashqa-darya region relative clauses right-branching semantic Semitic singular Sonqor Sonqor Turkic speakers structure Studies suffix Swahili syntactic syntax Tajik tense tion Trabzon translation Turkic languages Turkic varieties Turks typological Uzbek Vafsi verb vocabulary vowel harmony Western Wiesbaden Windfuhr word order writing written