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dc.contributor.authorMills, Timothy Ian
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-21T19:49:49Z
dc.date.available2016-06-21T19:49:49Z
dc.date.issued1998-01
dc.identifier.citationMills, T. I. (1998). Var mı, yok mu? ("Does it or doesn't it exist?"): the Altaic dilemma (or: Aru, nai?). Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, 20(Winter), 55-72.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2371-2643
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/51418
dc.description.abstractThis paper is an overview of arguments for the relatedness of the two languages demonstrated in the title - Turkish and Japanese - and the series of language groups between the two, including the rest of the Turkic languages, the Mongolian and Manchu-Tungus families, and Korean, the close sister of Japanese. The Altaic family is a hypothesized genetic unity including the subfamilies of Turkic, Mongolian, and Manchu-Tungus, as well as the fringe languages of Japanese and Korean. The great geographical expanse of these languages encourages scepticism until one considers that Indo-European is said to reach from Icelandic to Hindi. Having had less attention in studies of historical linguistics than lndo-European, the existence of the Altaic family is still hotly debated among scholars.en_US
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Calgaryen_US
dc.subjectLinguisticsen_US
dc.subjectTurkish languageen_US
dc.subjectJapanese languageen_US
dc.subjectComparative linguisticsen_US
dc.subjectTypology (Linguistics)en_US
dc.subjectAltaic languagesen_US
dc.subjectProto-Altaic languageen_US
dc.subjectHistorical linguisticsen_US
dc.titleVar mı, yok mu? ("Does it or doesn't it exist?"): the Altaic dilemma (or: Aru, nai?)en_US
dc.typejournal article
dc.description.refereedYesen_US
dc.publisher.facultyArtsen_US
dc.publisher.departmentLinguisticsen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/28941


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