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Transeurasian Linguistics

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The scope and nature of the connections between the Transeurasian languages are among the most disputed issues in comparative historical linguistics. This four-volume collection will assemble the most important scholarly writings concerning the historical relationship between these languages, particularly those discussing areal and genealogical correlations.

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Transeurasian Linguistics: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

Edited by Martine Robbeets

 

Volume I: The history of the debate

Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

1. Igor De Rachewiltz and Volker Rybatzki, 'The Altaic Hypothesis', in Introduction to Altaic Philology: Turkic, Mongolian, Manchu (Leiden: Brill, 2010), pp. 348-356.

2. Roy Andrew Miller, ‘Genetic Connections Among the Altaic Languages’, in Sydney M. Lamb and Douglas E. Mitchell (eds), Sprung from Some Common Source: Investigations into the Prehistory of Languages (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1991), pp. 293-327.

3. Lars Johanson, 'The High and Low Spirits of Transeurasian Language Studies', in Lars Johanson and Martine Robbeets (eds), Transeurasian Verbal Morphology in a Comparative Perspective: Genealogy, Contact, Chance (Turcologica 78) (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2010), pp. 7-20.

4. Gustaf John Ramstedt, 'A Comparison of the Altaic Languages with Japanese', Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan. Second series 7, 1924, 7-24.

5. Gerard Clauson, 'The Case Against the Altaic Theory', Central Asiatic Journal 2, 1956, 181-87.

6. Gerhard Doerfer, 'Ist das Japanische mit den altaischen Sprachen verwandt?', Zeitschrift der Deutschen MorgenlŠndischen Gesellschaft 124, 1974, 103-142.

7. Roy Andrew Miller, 'A Reply to Doerfer', Zeitschrift der Deutschen MorgenlŠndischen Gesellschaft 126, 2, 1976, 53-76.

8. Gerhard Doerfer, 'A Reply to Miller’s Reply', in Zeitschrift der Deutschen MorgenlŠndischen Gesellschaft 126, 2, 1976, 76-77

9. Nicholas Poppe, 'Altaic Linguistics: An Overview', Gengo no kagaku [Sciences of language] 6, 1975, 130-186

10. John Street, 'Remarks on the Phonological Comparison of Japanese with Altaic', in Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Genetic Relationships of the Japanese Language, October 10–13, 1980, Kyoto. Bulletin of the International Institute for Linguistic Sciences Kyoto Sangyo University 2, 4, 1981, 293-307.

11. J. Marshall Unger, 'Summary Report of the Altaic Panel', in Philip Baldi (ed.), Linguistic Change and Reconstruction Methodology (Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 45) (Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1990), 479-482.

12. J. Marshall Unger, 'Japanese and What Other Altaic Languages?', in Philip Baldi (ed.), Linguistic Change and Reconstruction Methodology (Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 45) (Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1990), pp. 547-561.

13. Bernard Comrie, 'Review of Altajskaja problema i proisxoždenie japanskogo jazyka. [The Altaic Problem and the Origin of the Japanese Language] by S.A. Starostin (Moscow: Nauka, 1991)', Language 69, 4, 1993, 828-32.

14. Samuel Elmo Martin, 'The Macro-Altaic Hypothesis', in Consonant Lenition in Korean and the Macro-Altaic Question (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1996), pp. 57-63.

 

Volume II: Phonology

Contents

Acknowledgements

15. Allan Bomhard, 'A Sketch of Proto-Altaic Phonology', in Comprehensive Introduction to Nostratic Comparative Linguistics with Special Reference to Indo-European (Charleston, SC, 2014), pp. 211-237.

16. Jerry Norman, 'A New Look at Altaic', Journal of the American Oriental Society 129, 1, 2009, 83- 89.

17. Samuel E. Martin, ‘Lexical Evidence Relating Korean to Japanese’, Language 42, 2, 1966, 185–251.

18. Gerhard Doerfer, 'The Problem of Rhotacism / Zetacism', Central Asiatic Journal 28, 1984, 36-42.

19. Tal‰t Tekin, 'Zetacism and Sigmatism: Main Pillars of the Altaic Theory', Central Asiatic Journal 30, 1986, 141-160.

20. Gerhard Doerfer, 'Zetacism/Sigmatism Plays No Role', Central Asiatic Journal 32, 1988, 61-63.

21. Eric P. Hamp, 'The Altaic Non-Obstruents', Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 37, 1974, 672-674.originally published in Lajos Ligeti (ed.), 1975. Researches in Altaic Languages. Papers read at the 14th meeting of the Permanent International Altaistic Conference held in Szeged, August 22-28, 1971. Budapest: Kiad— 67-70.

22. Roy Andrew Miller, 'Japanese-Altaic Lexical Evidence and the Proto-Turkic "Zetacism-Sigmatism"', in Lajos Ligeti (ed.), Researches in Altaic Languages. Papers read at the 14th meeting of the Permanent International Altaistic Conference held in Szeged, August 22-28, 1971. Budapest: Kiad—, 1975), pp. 157-72.

23. John Street, 'Proto-Altaic *-l(V)b- > Turkic š', Central Asiatic Journal 24, 1980, 285-303.

24. John C. Street, 'Japanese Reflexes of the Proto-Altaic Lateral', Journal of the American Oriental Society 105, 1985, 637-651.

25. Shirō Hattori, 'Vowel Harmonies of the Altaic Languages, Korean and Japanese', Acta Orientalia Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 36, 1982, 207-214.

26. Juha Janhunen, 'Korean Vowel System in North Asian Perspective', Han-geul 172, 1981, 129-146.

27. Seongyeon Ko, Andrew Joseph and John Whitman, 'Comparative Consequences of the Tongue Root Harmony Analysis for Proto-Tungusic, Proto-Mongolic, and Proto-Korean', in Martine Robbeets and Walter Bisang (eds), Paradigm Change: In the Transeurasian Languages and Beyond (Studies in Language Companion Series 161) (Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2014), pp. 141–176.

28. Shichirō Murayama, 'The Reflex of Altaic Vowel Length in Japanese', paper read at the 31st International Congress of Human Sciences in Asia and North Africa. Tokyo, Sept. 1st 1983.

29. Sergej Anatol’evič. Starostin, 'On Vowel Length and Prosody in Altaic Languages', Moskovskij Lingvističeskij Žurnal [Moscow Linguistic Journal] 1, 1993, 191-235.

30. Frederik Kortlandt, 'The Origin of the Japanese and Korean Accent Systems', Acta Linguistica Hafniensia 26, 1993, 57-65.

31. Alexander Vovin, 'The Origin of Register in Japanese and the Altaic Theory', Japanese/Korean Linguistics 6, 1995, 113–133

 

Volume III: Morphosyntax

Contents

Acknowledgements

32. Nikolaj A. Baskakov, 'On the Common Origin of the Categories of Person and Personal Possession in the Altaic Languages', in Lajos Ligeti (ed.), Researches in Altaic Languages: Papers read at the 14th meeting of the Permanent International Altaistic Conference held in Szeged, August 22-28, 1971 (Budapest: Kiad—, 1975), pp. 7-13.

33. Andr‡s R—na-Tas, 'On the Meaning of "Altaic"', in (ed.), Language and History: Contributions to Comparative Altaistics (Szeged: Kiad—, 1986). pp. 122-128.

34. Irina Nevskaya, 'Inclusive and Exclusive in Altaic languages', in Lars Johanson and Martine Robbeets (eds.), Transeurasian Verbal Morphology in a Comparative Perspective: Genealogy, Contact, Chance (Turcologica 78.) (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2010), pp. 115-128.

35. Johanna Nichols, 'Selection for m: T Pronominals in Eurasia', in Lars Johanson and Martine Robbeets (eds.), Copies vs. Cognates in Bound Morphology (Brill’s Studies in Language, Cognition and Culture 3) (Leiden: Bril, 2012), pp. 47-69.

36. Juha Janhunen, 'Personal Pronouns in Core Altaic', in Martine Robbeets and Hubert Cuyckens (eds.), Shared Grammaticalization: With Special Focus on the Transeurasian Languages (Studies in Language Companion Series 132), (Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2013), pp. 211-226.

37. Alexander Vovin, 'First and Second Person Singular Pronouns: A Pillar or a Pillory of the "Altaic" Hypotheses', TŸrk Dilleri Araştõrmalarõ 21, 2, 2013, 251-278.

38. Tal‰t Tekin, 'Relics of Altaic Stem-Final Vowels in Turkic', in Barbara Kellner-Heinkele and Marek Stachowski (eds), Laut- und Wortgeschichte der TŸrksprachen (Turcologica 26) (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1995), pp. 173-187.

39. Roy Andrew Miller, 'Japanese Evidence for Some Altaic Denominal Verb-Stem Derivational Suffixes', Acta Orientalia Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 36, 1982, 391-403.

40. Alexander Vovin, 'Japanese, Korean and Tungusic: Evidence for Genetic Relationship from Verbal Morphology', in David B. Honey and David C. Wright (eds.), Altaic Affinities: Proceedings of the 40th meeting of the PIAC, Provo, Utah 1997 (Indiana University: Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies, 2001), pp. 183–202.

41. Martine Robbeets, 'The Japanese Inflectional Paradigm in a Transeurasian Perspective', in Martine Robbeets and Walter Bisang (eds.), Paradigm Change in the Transeurasian Languages and Beyond (Studies in Language Companion Series 161) (Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2014), pp. 197-232.

42. Roy Andrew Miller, ‘Altaic Connections of the Old Japanese Negatives’, Central Asiatic Journal 31, 1985, 35–84.

43. Martine Robbeets, 'The Development of Negation in the Transeurasian Languages', in Lindsay Whaley and Pirkko Suihkonen (eds.), Typology of Languages of Europe and Northern and Central Asia (Studies in Language Companion Series 164) (Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2014), pp. 401-420.

44. Nicholas Poppe, 'Plural Suffixes in the Altaic Languages', Ural-Altaische JahrbŸcher 24, 3-4, 1952, 65-83.

45. Nicholas Poppe, 'On Some Altaic Case Forms', Central Asiatic Journal 21, 1977, 55-74.

46. Samuel E. Martin, ‘Morphological Clues to the Relationships of Japanese and Korean’, in Philip Baldi (ed.), Linguistic Change and Reconstruction Methodology (Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 45) (Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1990), pp. 483–509.

47. Roy Andrew Miller, 'On Some Petrified Case Formations in the Altaic Languages', Acta Orientalia Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 46, 1993, 299-310.

48. Roger Finch, 'The Case System of the Altaic Languages', Surugadai University Studies 18, 1999, 87-112.

 

Volume IV: Stability and borrowability

Contents

Acknowledgements

49. Roy Andrew Miller, 'The Altaic Numerals and Japanese', The Journal-Newsletter of the Association of Teachers of Japanese 6, 2, 1969, 14-29.

50. Eric P. Hamp, 'On the Altaic Numerals', in Roman Jakobson and Shigeo Kawamoto (eds.), Studies in General and Oriental Linguistics Presented to Shirō Hattori on the Occasion of His Sixtieth Birthday (Tokyo: TEC, 1970), pp. 188-197.

51. V‡clav Blažek, 'Altaic Numerals', in Numerals: Comparative-Etymological Analyses of Numeral Systems and Their Implications: (Saharan, Nubian, Egyptian, Berber, Kartvelian, Uralic, Altaic and Indo-European Languages) Volume 1 (V Brně: Masarykova Univerzita, 1999), pp. 102-140

52. Yoshizo Itabashi, 'On the Main Designations of Location and Direction in Altaic, and in Korean and Japanese', Ural-Altaische Jahrbucher Neue Folge 12, 1993, 122-146.

53. Lars Johanson, ‘Cognates and Copies in Altaic Verb Derivation’, in Karl Heinrich Menges, and Nelly Neumann (eds), Language and Literature: Japanese and the Other Altaic Languages. Studies in Honour of Roy Andrew Miller on His 75th Birthday (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1999), pp. 1–13.

54. Juha Janhunen, 'Non-Borrowed Non-Cognate Parallels in Bound Morphology: Aspects of the Phenomenon of Shared Drift with Eurasian Examples', in Lars Johanson and Martine Robbeets (eds.), Copies vs. Cognates in Bound Morphology (Brill’s Studies in Language, Cognition and Culture 3) (Leiden: Brill, 2012), pp. 23–46.

55. James Marshall Unger, 'The Likelihood of Morphological Borrowing: The Case of Korean and Japanese', in Lars Johanson and Martine Robbeets (eds), Copies Versus Cognates in Bound Morphology (Brill’s Studies in Language, Cognition and Culture 2) (Leiden: Brill, 2012), pp. 411-425.

56. Martine Robbeets, 'Shared Verb Morphology in the Transeurasian Languages: Copy or Cognate?', in Lars Johanson and Martine Robbeets (eds), Copies Versus Cognates in Bound Morphology (Brill’s Studies in Language, Cognition and Culture 3) (Leiden: Brill, 2012), pp. 427–446.

57. Larry Vernon Clark, 'Turkic Loanwords in Mongol. I: The Treatment of Non-Initial s, z , š, č', Central Asiatic Journal 24, 1980, 36-59.

58. Gerhard Doerfer, 'The Older Mongolian Layer in Ancient Turkic', TŸrk Dilleri Arašt•rmalari 3, 1993, 79-86.

59. Claus Schšnig, 'Turko-Mongolic Relations', in Juha Janhunen (ed.), The Mongolic Languages (London: Routledge, 2003), pp. 403–419.

60. Brigitte Pakendorf, 'Intensive Contact and the Copying of Paradigms: An Even Dialect in Contact with Sakha (Yakut)', Journal of Language Contact 2, 2009, 85–110.

61. Juha Janhunen, 'The Tungusic Languages: A History of Contacts', in Juwon Kim and Dongho Ko (eds), Current Trends in Altaic Linguistics: A Festschrift for Professor Emeritus Seong Baeg-in on his 80th Birthday (Seoul: Altaic Society of Korea, 2013), pp. 17-59.

62. Juha Janhunen, 'Reconstructing the Language Map of Prehistorical Northeast Asia', in Klaus Karttunen (ed.), Anantam śāstram: Indological and Linguistic Studies in Honour of Bertil Tikkanen (Studia Orientalia 108) (Helsinki: Societas Orientalis Fennica, 2009), pp. 283-305.

63. Alexander Vovin, ‘The End of the Altaic Controversy’, Central Asiatic Journal 49, 2005, 71–132.

64. Anna V. Dybo and George S. Starostin, ‘In Defense of the Comparative Method, or The End of the Vovin Controversy’, Aspekty Komparativistiki [Aspects of Comparative Linguistics] 3, 2008, 119–258.

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