Linguistic Convergence and Areal Diffusion: Case studies from Iranian Semitic and Turkic
2005 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London, New York: RoutledgeCurzon , 2005. , 373 p.
Linguistic contact, Iranian languages, Semitic languages, Turkic Languages, convergence, divergence
Research subject Turkic languages
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-18100ISBN: 0-415-30804-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-18100DiVA: diva2:45871
Varieties of Iranian, Semitic and Turkic languages have, throughout their known history, entered into different contacts within and outside their respective families. Numerous encounters in various historical periods and geographical settings have led to contact-induced changes. The processes have often resulted in convergence between varieties belonging to the same or to different languages and language families. Scholars in Iranian, Semitic and Turkic linguistics have been studying contacts between varieties spoken in overlapping or adjacent areas of West and Central Asia, often on the basis of new data collected in field research. The present wolume summarizes some results in this dynamic field.2006-11-202006-11-202015-07-12Bibliographically approved