Comparative Chukotko-Kamchatkan Dictionary

comparative chukotko-kamchatkan dictionary

Comparative Chukotko-Kamchatkan Dictionary
Author: Michael Fortescue
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
Publication date: 2005
Number of pages: 496
Format / Quality: pdf
Size: 9,6 MB

This volume is the first comprehensive comparative dictionary to cover the whole of the Chukotko-Kamchatkan family. The genealogical status of this family (whether from a common source or due to convergence) has long been controversial, but its coherence as a family can now be taken as proven. Its geographical position between Siberia and northernmost America renders it crucial in any attempt to relate the languages and peoples of these large linguistic regions. The dictionary consists of cognate sets arranged alphabetically according to reconstructed proto-forms and covers all published lexical sources for the languages concerned (plus a good deal of unpublished material).

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