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The Journal of Language Relationship is an international periodical publication devoted to the issues of comparative linguistics and the history of the human language. The Journal contains articles written in English and Russian, as well as scientific reviews, discussions and reports from international linguistic conferences and seminars.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-967-0
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Jan 1,2011
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Page Count: 285
Languages: Russian, English
ISBN: 978-1-61143-967-0
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The Journal of Language Relationship is an international periodical publication devoted to the issues of comparative linguistics and the history of the human language. The Journal contains articles written in English and Russian, as well as scientific reviews, discussions and reports from international linguistic conferences and seminars.

Contributors to this volume include Kirill Babaev, John D. Bengtson, Vaclav Blažek, Alexei Kassian, Ilia Peiros, George Starostin, Gabor Takacs, Miguel Valerio, Leonid Kulikov, and Leonid Kulikov.

The Journal of Language Relationship is an international periodical publication devoted to the issues of comparative linguistics and the history of the human language. The Journal contains articles written in English and Russian, as well as scientific reviews, discussions and reports from international linguistic conferences and seminars.

Contributors to this volume include Kirill Babaev, John D. Bengtson, Vaclav Blažek, Alexei Kassian, Ilia Peiros, George Starostin, Gabor Takacs, Miguel Valerio, Leonid Kulikov, and Leonid Kulikov.

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ContributorBiography

Kirill Babaev

Vladimir Dybo

George Starostin

George Starostin is a Russian researcher at the Center of Comparative Studies at the Russian State University for the Humanities, and a participant in the Santa Fe Institute's Evolution of Human Languages project. He is Managing Editor of the Journal Of Language Relationship.

Tatiana Mikhailova

Anna Dybo

Alexei Kassian

Sergei Kullanda

Ilya Yakubovich

  • Table of Contents (page 7)
  • Notes for Contributors (page 10)
  • On the reconstruction of some tense/aspect markers in Proto-Mande (page 27)
    • 0. Introduction (page 27)
    • 1. Mande verbal system reconstruction: state of the art (page 27)
    • 2. Syntax of the verbal clause and syntactic origins of predicative markers (page 29)
      • 2.1. Initial predicative markers (page 30)
      • 2.2. Post-subject predicative markers and nomino-periphrastic constructions (page 31)
      • 2.3. Alternative hypotheses of PSM/PPM genesis (page 37)
    • 3. Implications on Proto-Mande predicative markers (page 39)
      • 3.1. Prospective *nà (page 39)
      • 3.2. Negative *ta/*te (page 41)
      • 3.3. Imperfective *ma (page 42)
      • 3.4. Perfective *da/*la (page 44)
      • 3.5. Perfective negative *má (page 45)
    • 4. Conclusions (page 46)
    • List of Abbreviations (page 46)
    • Literature (page 47)
  • On the Burushaski…Indo-European hypothesis (page 51)
    • Phonology (page 52)
      • (1) The retroflex stops (page 53)
      • (2) The Bur phoneme /?/ (page 54)
      • (3) The uvular consonants (page 56)
      • (4) The tripartite sibilant (and sibilant affricate) contrast (page 57)
      • (5) The cluster /lt/, and the t- ~ -lt- alternation. (page 62)
        • Typological parallels of the change TL > LT (page 67)
    • Morphology (page 68)
      • Nouns (page 68)
      • Personal Pronouns (page 69)
      • Interrogative Pronouns (page 72)
      • Verb (page 74)
      • Numerals (page 74)
    • Lexicon (page 80)
      • Kinship terms (page 80)
      • Body part words (page 81)
      • Basic verbal roots (page 83)
      • Other basic words (page 83)
    • Conclusions (page 84)
    • Postscript (page 84)
    • Abbreviations of languages and dialects (page 85)
    • Abbreviations of sources cited (page 85)
    • References (page 86)
  • Annotated 50-item wordlist of the basic lexiconof the Ancient Greek language (the idiolect of Herodotus) (page 91)
    • References (page 125)
  • Some thoughts on the problem of the Austro-Asiatic homeland (page 127)
    • References (page 138)
  • On Mimi (page 141)
    • General information (page 141)
    • Methodology of investigation (page 144)
    • 50-itemwordlist for MimiŽ with comparative analysis (page 146)
    • Basic statistics (page 158)
    • Conclusions (page 160)
    • A. In Mimi-D (page 161)
    • B. In Mimi-N (page 162)
    • References (page 165)
  • Lexica Afroasiatica XI (page 167)
    • Abbreviations of languages (page 186)
    • Abbreviations of author names (page 186)
    • Literature (page 187)
  • Hani-Rabbat as the Semitic name of Mitanni (page 199)
    • References (page 207)
  • Drifting between passive and anticausative. True and alleged accent shifts in the history of Vedic-ya-presents (page 211)
    • 1. Passive, reflexive, anticausative: preliminary remarks and definitions (page 211)
    • 2. Non-passive-ya-presentswith suffix accentuation: the type mriyáte (page 212)
    • 3. ja´ yate ‘is born’ —anticausative or former passive? (page 214)
    • 4. -ya-presents with fluctuating accentuation (page 215)
      • 4.1. Historical distribution of accentuation in Vedic texts (page 215)
      • 4.2. Exceptions to the general rule (page 217)
      • 4.3. Instances of semantically motivated accent shift (page 219)
      • 4.4. Semantics of the -yá-presents (page 219)
      • 4.5. Paradigmatic features (page 221)
      • 4.6. Phonological similarity (page 221)
      • 4.7. Accent fluctuation of the type múcyate/ mucyátein a diachronic perspective (page 221)
    • 5. Concluding diachronic remarks on the accentual history of Vedic yapresents (page 222)
      • 5.1. The original accentuation of (middle) yapresents (page 222)
      • 5.2. The genesis of accentuation of yapresents:a possible scenario (page 223)
  • ???????????? ??.-???. ya-???????? (page 226)
  • Reply to replies (page 236)
    • Abbreviations (page 237)
    • Literature (page 238)
  • Book reviews / ???????? (page 243)
  • Periodic reviews / ????????? (page 260)
  • Reports / ??????? (page 264)