Salar

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Otto Harrassowitz Verlag, 2007 - Foreign Language Study - 336 pages
This is a detailed fieldwork-based study of Salar, a mixed, unwritten language of Turkic origin spoken in Northwestern China. Due to its geographic isolation it has become an important object of research for language contact and creolization, since both its dialects have diverged sharply under the influence of Sino-Tibetan and other Turkic languages, incorporating many Chinese and Tibetan elements. The work emphasizes diachrony, and contains an overview of the origins and history of the Salars and their language. The phonemic inventory, synchronic and diachronic phonology, syllable structure, and areal features (obstruent voicing and consonantal preaspiration) are presented and analyzed.
 

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Contents

Cultural History
1
Linguistic History
26
Documentation and Variation
69
an Overview
94
Syllable Structure and Prosody
139
Major phonological Processes
163
Diachronic development
202
Conclusions
303
References
309
Index
327
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