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Linguistic Convergence and Areal Diffusion : Case Studies from Iranian, Semitic and Turkic - Eva Agnes Csato

Linguistic Convergence and Areal Diffusion

Case Studies from Iranian, Semitic and Turkic

Hardcover Published: 29th July 2004
ISBN: 9780415308045
Number Of Pages: 273

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This book is the first of its kind in the field of Iranian, Semitic and Turkic contact linguistics, and provides a summary of the present results of this dynamic field of research. 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 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.

List of Contributors
Converging Codes in Iranian, Semitic and Turkic
Iranian Languages
Iranian as Buffer Zone Between the Universal Typologies of Turkic and Semitic
Semitic in Iranian: Written, Read and Spoken Language
The Glottal Plosive: A Phoneme in Spoken Modern Persian or Not?
Lexical Areas and Semantic Fields of Arabic Loanwords in Persian and Beyond
Central Asian Arabic; The Irano-Arabic Dynamics of a New Perfect
Semitic Languages
Linguistics Contacts in Central Asia
Uzbekistan Arabic: A Language Created by Semitic-Iranian-Turkic Linguistic Convergence
Bukhara Arabic: A Metatypized Dialect of Arabic in Central Asia
On the Arabic of Arabkhane in Eastern Iran
Persian and Turkish Loans in the Arabic Dialects of North Eastern Arabia
New Linguistic Data from the Sason Area in Anatolia
The Turkish Contribution to the Arabic Lexicon
Turkic Languages
Bilateral Code Copying in Eastern Persian and South-Eastern
Some Notes on 'Mixed' Written Western Oghuz Turkic
Traces of Tâ¼rki-yi Acemi in Pietro della Valle's Turkish Grammar (1620)
Iranian Influences in Sonqor Turkic
On Copying in
Modal Constructions in Turkic of Iran
The Strange Case of Ottoman
Adverbial Clauses in an Old Ottoman Turkish Interlinear Version of the Koran
Right-Branching vs. Left-Branching Subordinate Clauses in sixteenth Century Ottoman Historical Texts: Haphazard Use or Stylistic Device?
Some Remarks on the Phonological Status of Greek Loanwords in Anatolian Turkish Dialects
Other Perspectives
Convergence of Languages on the East African Coast
Vowel Harmony - Areal or Genetic?
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ISBN: 9780415308045
ISBN-10: 0415308046
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 273
Published: 29th July 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.56  x 2.59
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1