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Title: A Historical Dictionary of Yukaghir
Written By: Irina Nikolaeva
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/rs/bookSingle.cfm?id=IS-3110186896-1&l=E
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Documentation 25
Description:

The Historical Dictionary of Yukaghir has two main purposes:
First, it is a relatively complete source of information on the lexicon of
Yukaghir. Tundra and Kolyma Yukaghir are closely related, highly
endangered languages spoken in the extreme North-East of Siberia. No
modern comprehensive lexicographic description of these languages is
available for the international linguistic community. The dictionary presents
all known varieties of Yukaghir in comparative format. Some of the materials
included come from published sources, others were obtained by the author
through fieldwork and are published for the first time. The dictionary also
contains examples of now extinct early forms of Yukaghir, which began to be
recorded in the late 17th century.

Second, the dictionary provides a first reconstruction of the common
ancestor of all known Yukaghir varieties. The proto-Yukaghir stems are
established based on internal reconstruction, comparison between various
Yukaghir idioms, and external data. Although the dictionary does not attempt
to provide etymologies for all Yukaghir words, it includes possible cognates
of some Yukaghir stems from other languages, mainly Uralic and Altaic.

Since Yukaghir forms are not only cited in their modern shape but are
reconstructed, the dictionary provides a foundation for future etymological
work and contribute to investigating the genetic affiliation of Yukaghir,
usually classified as isolated. The book will also be useful for linguists
interested in the distant genetic relations between language families and the
reconstruction of the ethnic and linguistic situation in prehistoric northern
Asia.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Yukaghir, Northern
Yukaghir, Southern
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110186896
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 500
Prices: Europe EURO 198.00