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Oxford Guides to the World's Languages

The Oxford Guide to the Uralic Languages

The Oxford Guide to the Uralic Languages

Oxford Guides to the World's Languages

The Oxford Guide to the Uralic Languages

Oxford Guides to the World's Languages: The Oxford Guide to the Uralic Languages

 

This volume brings together leading scholars and junior researchers to provide a comprehensive account of the Uralic language family, a group of languages spoken in northern Eurasia. It will be an essential reference for students and researchers specializing in the Uralic languages and for typologists and comparative linguists more broadly.


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Beschrijving Oxford Guides to the World's Languages: The Oxford Guide to the Uralic Languages

This volume offers the most comprehensive and wide-ranging treatment available today of the Uralic language family, a group of languages spoken in northern Eurasia. While there is a long history of research into these languages, much of it has been conducted within several disparate national traditions; studies of certain languages and topics are somewhat limited and in many cases outdated. The Oxford Guide to the Uralic Languages brings together leading scholars and
junior researchers to offer a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the internal relations and diversity of the Uralic language family, including the outlines of its historical development, and the contacts between Uralic and other languages of Eurasia.

The book is divided into three parts. Part I presents the origins and development of the Uralic languages: the initial chapters examine reconstructed Proto-Uralic and its divergence, while later chapters provide surveys of the history and codification of the three Uralic nation-state languages (Hungarian, Finnish, and Estonian) and the Uralic minority languages from Baltic Europe to Siberia. This part also explores questions of endangerment, revitalization, and language policy. The chapters in
Part II offer individual structural overviews of the Uralic languages, including a number of understudied minority languages for which no detailed description in English has previously been available. The final part of the book provides cross-Uralic comparative and typological case studies of a range
of issues in phonology, morphology, syntax, and the lexicon. The chapters explore a number of topics, such as information structure and clause combining, that have traditionally received very little attention in Uralic studies. The volume will be an essential reference for students and researchers specializing in the Uralic languages and for typologists and comparative linguists more broadly.


ISBN
9780198767664
Pagina's
1184
Verschijnt
Serie
Oxford Guides to the World's Languages
NUR
610
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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