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.
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.
Table of Contents viiContributors ixNote for Contributors x
Preface 169ArticlesAncient Anatolian languages and cultures in contact: some methodological observations (Paola Cotticelli-Kurras, Federico Giusfredi) 172Predicative possession and a possible contact-induced phenomenon among Finnic and East Slavic languages: having a headache between the Baltic Sea and the sources of the Volga River (Gianguido Manzelli) 194Borrowing of phonological rules: case studies from Romani, Armenian and Yiddish and some general reflections (Andrea Scala) 215Historical language contact between Indo-European and Semitic in argument structure and in clause organization (Carlotta Viti) 231
Some notes on Euskaro-Caucasian phonology (John Bengtson) 247Suspended affixation with Tocharian adjectival suffix A-ṣi/B-ṣṣe and its possible parallel in Old Uighur (Anna Kuritsyna) 265On the place of Parachi and Ormuri among the Iranian languages according to the data of annotated Swadesh lists (Artem Trofimov) 277On the language of the Bāṇāsurakathā poem and its relation to Kashmiri (Anton Kogan) 294On the methodology of defining focus in an extinct language: towards a reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European syntax (M. A. Molina) 305