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Koreo-Japonica: A Re-evaluation of a Common Genetic Origin

Alexander Vovin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832780
eISBN:
9780824870614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832780.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The Japonic (Japanese and Ryukyuan) portmanteau language family and the Korean language have long been considered isolates on the fringe of northeast Asia. Although in the last fifty years many ... More


Historical sources and periodization of the Japonic and Koreanic languages

Marc Miyake

in The Oxford Guide to the Transeurasian Languages

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198804628
eISBN:
9780191842849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804628.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter outlines the various periods of Japonic and Koreanic language history. It provides approximate dates for each period more or less following traditional divisions while noting issues with ... More


The classification of the Japonic languages

Elisabeth de Boer

in The Oxford Guide to the Transeurasian Languages

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198804628
eISBN:
9780191842849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804628.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

The chapter starts with an overview of the history of dialect classification in Japan. A puzzling aspect of the distribution pattern of the Japanese dialects is the fact that many features, which ... More


The homelands of the individual Transeurasian proto-languages

Martine Robbeets, Juha Janhunen, Alexander Savelyev, and Evgeniya Korovina

in The Oxford Guide to the Transeurasian Languages

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198804628
eISBN:
9780191842849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804628.003.0044
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter is an attempt to identify the individual homelands of the five families making up the Transeurasian grouping, i.e. the Turkic, Mongolic, Tungusic, Koreanic, and Japonic families. ... More


The Transeurasian homeland: where, what, and when?

Martine Robbeets

in The Oxford Guide to the Transeurasian Languages

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198804628
eISBN:
9780191842849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804628.003.0045
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

The Farming Language Dispersal Hypothesis boldly claims that agricultural dispersal is an important factor in shaping linguistic diversity. This view has been sharply criticized, especially for the ... More


Proto-Korean and Proto-Japonic Reconstructions and their Role in the Comparison of the Two Languages

Alexander Vovin

in Koreo-Japonica: A Re-evaluation of a Common Genetic Origin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832780
eISBN:
9780824870614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832780.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter first discusses recent advances in the reconstruction of Proto-Korean that are of great importance to its comparison with Japonic. Among these are that Middle Korean aspirates are from ... More


Morphological Comparisons

Alexander Vovin

in Koreo-Japonica: A Re-evaluation of a Common Genetic Origin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832780
eISBN:
9780824870614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832780.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

It goes without saying that common paradigmatic morphology represents better proof of a genetic relationship than common basic lexicon, because (a) it is much more stable than vocabulary; and (b) ... More


Lexical Comparisons

Alexander Vovin

in Koreo-Japonica: A Re-evaluation of a Common Genetic Origin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832780
eISBN:
9780824870614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832780.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The Koreo-Japonic comparison has always been conducted mostly in the area of vocabulary, with grammatical comparison playing only a secondary role. This can be demonstrated by the fact that two ... More


Introduction

Alexander Vovin

in Koreo-Japonica: A Re-evaluation of a Common Genetic Origin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832780
eISBN:
9780824870614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832780.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, namely to critically re-evaluate the relationship between Korean and Japonic. It is apparent that Korean and Japonic are very similar, often to ... More


Quantificational cycles and shifts

Mitrović Moreno

in Cycles in Language Change

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198824961
eISBN:
9780191863608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824961.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The chapter reports an inter-genetic diachronic study of quantificational particles, drawing from Indo-European and Japonic and making a case for diachronic typological approach to the ... More


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