Studies in the Historical Phonology of Asian Languages
William G. Boltz | University of Washington, Seattle
Michael C. Shapiro | University of Washington, Seattle
This volume owes its genesis to a series of lectures on various aspects of the historical phonology of Asian languages, sponsored by the Asian Linguistics Colloquium of the Department of Asian Languages and Literature of the University of Washington, in Seattle. The volume includes papers on both theoretical and applied aspects of Asian linguistics, and topics examined include vowel harmony, dialect variation and “inherent variability”, historical reconstruction based on written records, historical reconstruction based on the comparative method, accentology, and language standardization. While some of the papers are comparative in nature, others deal with effects of language contact on phonological systems. Languages and language families dealt with are Indo-Aryan, Dravidian, Altaic, Chinese, Uralic, Korean, and Tai.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 77] 1991. viii, 249 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Preface and acknowledgements | p. vi
Zhōu and Hàn phonology in the ShījīngWilliam H. Baxter | p. 1
Vowel harmony loss in Uralic and AltaicRobert I. Binnick | p. 35
The Old Chinese Terrestrial Rames in SaekWilliam G. Boltz | p. 53
Diachronic Aspects of Regular Disharmony in Modern UyghurReinhard F. Hahn | p. 68
Vlax Phonological Divergence From Common Romani: Implications for Standardization and OrthographyIan F. Hancock | p. 102
Dialects, Diglossia, and Diachronic Phonology in Early Indo-AryanHans Henrich Hock | p. 119
The Emergence of the Syllable Types of Stems (C)VCC(V) and (C)VC(V) in Indo-Aryan and Dravidian: Conspiracy or Convergence?Bh. Krishnamurti | p. 160
How Many Verner’s Laws Does an Altaicist Need?Roy Andrew Miller | p. 176
Nasals in Old Southern ChineseJerry Norman | p. 205
Proto-Korean and the Origin of Korean AccentS. Robert Ramsey | p. 215
Index of Languages | p. 239
Index of Names | p. 245
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1992. Publications received / Ouvrages reçus / Eingegangene schriften. Historiographia Linguistica 19:1 ► pp. 199 ff.
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