Current Trends in Caucasian, East European and Inner Asian Linguistics: Papers in Honor of Howard I. Aronson
Editors: Dee Ann Holisky, Kevin Tuite
Hardcover: 456 pages
Publisher: John Benjamins Pub Co
Date: October 27, 2003
File: 20mb pdf
This volume is a collection of seventeen papers, on languages of all three indigenous Caucasian families as well as other languages spoken on the territory of the former Soviet Union. Several papers are concerned with diachronic questions, either within individual families, or at deeper time depths. Some authors utilize their field data to address problems of general linguistic interest, such as reflexivization. A number of papers look at the evidence for contact-induced change in multilingual areas. Some of the most exciting contributions to the collection represent significant advances in the reconstruction of the prehistory of such understudied language families as Northeast Caucasian, Tungusic and the baffling isolate Ket. This book will be of interest not only to specialists in the indigenous languages of the former USSR, but also to historical and synchronic linguists seeking to familiarize themselves with the fascinating, typologically diverse languages from the interior of the Eurasian continent.