Attractivenes and relatedness : Notes on Turkish language contacts

Attractivenes and relatedness : Notes on Turkish language contacts
Author: Lars Johanson
Publisher: Berkeley Lingjuistics Society
Publication date: 1999
Number of pages: 8
Format / Quality: PDF / readable – scanned, not e-book in the original
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Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society
February 12-15, 1999
Special Session of Caucasian, Dravidian, and Turkish Linguistics
edited by Jeff Good, Alan C.L. Yu
Berkeley Linguistics Society
Berkeley, California, USA, pp. 87-94
Attractiveness and relatedness: Notes on Turkic language contacts
Lars Johanson
University of Mainz, Germany

0. Introduction
The aim of the present paper is to give a short account of some thoughts about possible ways of argumentation concerning the external relations of the Turkic languages, in particular the putative language family commonly referred to as ‘Altaic’.
For the sake of brevity and clarity, I will dispense here with reference to the vast literature on the subject and just refer to some previous work in which I have argued for the theoretical claims in more detail and on the basis of fuller empirical data
1. Relatedness versus copying
2. The Altaic hypothesis
3. Code-Copying
4. Turkic language contacts
5. Changes in the morphosyntactic frame
6. Attractiveness
7. The least copiable non-lexemic items
8. Candidats for cognateness
9. Irregularities
10. Conclusio

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