Guillaume Jacques, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris)
In Esquisse de Phonologie et de Morphologie Historique du Tangoute, Guillaume Jacques undertakes a systematic comparison of Tangut with modern Rgyalrongic languages, and proposes a new analysis of Tangut phonology and morphology in typological and historical perspective.
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.
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.
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.
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 has...
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.
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.
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...