Natural? and obsolescent change in Tofa

natural and obsolescent change in tofa?

Natural’ and obsolescent change in Tofa
Author: Gregory D. S. Anderson
Publisher: University of Oregon
Publication date: 2008
Number of pages: 15
Format / Quality: pdf
Size: 8,9 MB

In this paper, we present some findings from recent field data on Tofa, a moribund Turkic language of central Siberia. We include sociolinguistic and demographic findings, as well as descriptions of linguistic phenomena. Many of these data differ significantly from previously published materials on Tofa. In some instances, these changes appear to be ‘normal’ changes found in any number of other languages, while others may specifically reflect effects of contact and obsolescence of the Tofa language.

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