This volume contains a state-of-the-art survey of Khitan Small Script studies, accompanied by a critical analysis of two recently discovered and previously unpublished epigraphic documents. The texts are reproduced in the original script, in transcription as well as in facsimile, and are supported by a preliminary translation, linguistic comments and index. This is the first ever critical edition of Khitan texts, and the two epigraphic documents analysed in the volume constitute a substantial addition to the extant corpus of Khitan Small Script materials.
New Materials on the Khitan Small Script
Rumiko Shinzato, Georgia Institute of Technology and Leon A. Serafim.
In Synchrony and Diachrony of Okinawan and Premodern Japanese Kakari Musubi, Rumiko Shinzato and Leon A. Serafim offer reconstructions, comparative-functional analyses, and evaluations of grammaticalization-based hypotheses on kakari musubi's origin, development, and demise.
Mee-Jeong Park, University of Hawai'i
This book sets out to rationalize the meaning of Korean intonation, especially the boundary tones, illustrating a three-way relationship i.e., a specific meaning delivered by a certain type of boundary tone and a certain type of morphological marker in natural conversation data.
Alexander Vovin, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Together with Part 1 of the same grammar (Sources, Script and Phonology, Lexicon and Nominals), this two-volume set represents the most detailed and exhaustive description ever done of any language, including Japanese of the Old Japanese language of the Yamato region during the Asuka Nara period.
John R. Bentley, Northern Illinois University
Sakishima comprises a group of islands situated between Okinawa and Taiwan, forming a culturally important bridge between Japan and Taiwan. Studies of the languages of the Ryukyuan islands are valuable for an accurate understanding of the linguistic history of Japan as a whole.
Solomon I. Baevskii. St Petersburg University. Translated by N. Killian. Revised and updated by John R. Perry, University of Chicago
This is the only study in a Western European language of an important part of the intellectual and cultural history of the Persianate world in its formative phase. Persian dictionaries (farhangs) of the Islamic era, compiled principally in India, represent a unique linguistic undertaking that ...
Akos B. Apatoczky
This work will be useful as a reference tool for those interested in the history of the Mongolic languages providing them with a significant body of lexicon from a late Middle Mongol vernacular source.
Janick Wrona, Kyoto University
The present study is the first large-scale investigation of the syntax of Old Japanese (mainly eighth-century Japanese). It gives a detailed account of complement clauses and related constructions in Old Japanese, based on an exhaustive investigation of the extant text corpus.
Alexander Vovin, University of Hawai'i
This is the first detailed descriptive grammar in English dedicated to the Western Old Japanese, which was spoken in the Kansai region of Japan during the seventh and eighth centuries. The grammar is divided into two volumes, with the first dealing with sources, script, phonology, lexicon and ...
Moriyo Shimabukuro, University of Ryukyus
This book looks into the accentual history of the Japanese and the Ryukyuan languages. Applying the comparative method, the author has reconstructed the accentual history of the Japonic languages. The reconstruction is based on modern dialects of Japanese and Ryukyuan, and also on historical ...
Stefan Georg University of Bonn
Linguists and specialists are familiar with the name Ket, which designates a small ethnic group on the Yenisei and their language. Ket is a severely endangered language with today less than 500 native speakers. Together with Yugh, Kott, Arin, Assan and Pumpokol, it forms the Yeniseic family of ...
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