Studies in Turkic and Mongolic Linguistics

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Routledge, Nov 4, 2005 - Foreign Language Study - 296 pages
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This book, now back in print having been unavailable for many years, is one of the most important contributions to Turkic and Mongolic linguistics, and to the contentious 'Altaic theory'. Proponents of the theory hold that Turkish is part of the Altaic family, and that Turkish accordingly exists in parallel with Mongolic and Tungusic-Manchu. Whatever the truth of this theory, Gerard Clauson's erudite and vigorously expressed views, based as they were on a remarkable knowledge of the lexicon of the Altaic languages and his outstanding work in the field of Turkish lexicography, continues to command respect and deserve attention.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER I THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE TURKISHSPEAKING PEOPLES
1
CHAPTER II THE EVOLUTION OF THE TURKISH LANGUAGES
20
CHAPTER III THE TRANSCRIPTION OF TURKISH LANGUAGES
33
CHAPTER IV THE ARRANGEMENT OF WORDS IN A HISTORICAL DICTIONARY OF TURKISH
37
CHAPTER V THE EVIDENCE REGARDING THE PHONETIC STRUCTURE OF PREEIGHTH CENTURY TURKISH
40
CHAPTER VI THE STRUCTURE OF THE WORD IN PREEIGHTH CENTURY TURKISH
83
CHAPTER VII THE SUFFIXES IN PREEIGHTH CENTURY TURKISH
87
CHAPTER VIII THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE PHONETIC STRUCTURE OF PREEIGHTH CENTURY TURKISH
99
CHAPTER IX THE LATER HISTORY OF THE UYĞUR ALPHABET
109
CHAPTER X THE PHONETIC STRUCTURE OF PRETHIRTEENTH CENTURY MONGOLIAN
118
CHAPTER XI THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TURKISH AND MONGOLIAN
133
EPILOGUE
155
ADDENDUM
160
INDEX
161
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