Available Now: The Oxford Guide to the Transeurasian Languages

The five-part volume combines genealogical and areal approaches, computational and classical historical linguistics, and functional and formal linguistics to provide a comprehensive account of the Transeurasian languages.

August 19, 2020

The historical connection between Transeurasian languages (Japonic, Koreanic, Tungusic, Mongolic, and Turkic) is one of the most debated issues in historical comparative linguistics. In the present book, a team of leading international scholars in the field take a balanced approach to this controversy, using perspectives from archaeology, genetics, and anthropology to complement linguistic insights.

Edited by Martine Robbeets, leader of the eurasia3angle research group at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (MPI-SHH) and Alexander Savelyev, postdoctoral researcher at MPI-SHH, The Oxford Guide to the Transeurasian Languages is the first major reference work in the field since 1965.

The volume is divided into five parts:

Part I - Sources and Classification

Part I - Individual Structural Overviews

Part III - Comparative Overviews

Part IV - Areal Versus Inherited Connections

Part V- Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Identity of Transeurasian

The Oxford Guide to the Transeurasian Languages is an essential resource for specialists in Japonic, Koreanic, Tungusic, Mongolic, and Turkic and anyone with an interest in Transeurasian and comparative linguistics.

The book is available in both hardcover and Ebook now via Oxford University Press.

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