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Title: Sociolinguistics of the Luvian Language
Written By: Ilya Yakubovich
URL: http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=210&pid=33008
Series Title: Brill's Studies in Indo-European Languages & Linguistics
Description:

Luvian is the language of Anatolian hieroglyphic inscriptions and a close relative
of Hittite. This book explores the Luvian ethnic history through sociolinguistic
methods, with an emphasis on the interpretation of contacts between Luvian and
its linguistic neighbors, such as Hittite, Hurrian, and Greek. It is concluded that
Luvian was originally spoken in the central part of Anatolia. Subsequent Luvian
migrations were connected with the expansion of the Hittite state, where Hittite
was the socially dominant language, but the Luvian speakers were more
numerous. The unstable balance between the Hittite and the Luvian speakers
continued to shift in favor of the second group, to the point that the Hittite elites
were fully bilingual in Luvian.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Luwian, Hieroglyphic
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789004177918
Pages: 456
Prices: Europe EURO 146
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