Exploring the Eastern Frontiers of Turkic
|editor(s): ||Erdal, Marcel / Nevskaya, Marina|
|pages/dimensions: ||XIV, 263 Seiten - 24 × 17 cm|
|publishing date: ||1. Auflage 04.2006|
|prices: ||68,00 Eur[D] / 70,00 Eur[A] / 116,00 CHF|
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The papers brought together in the present volume deal with grammatical, lexical, onomastic and historical issues of non-Muslim Turkic languages and dialects spoken in South Siberia, in Mongolia and in China, and with the areal and genetic relationships between them. All of these varieties are socially dominated by non-Turkic languages; many of them are acutely endangered and, in general, insufficiently described. A number of the articles deal with the oral traditions (i.e. epics, proverbs) of the peoples speaking these varieties. Some typological issues concerning the Turkic languages of the area are also touched upon.