Koguryo

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BRILL, 2007 - 274 Seiten
This is the first in-depth study of the extinct Koguryo language, which was once spoken in Manchuria and northern Korea. It covers the ethnolinguistic history of the Koguryo nation, philological treatment of the sources for the language, Koguryo phonology, and a complete glossary of all Archaic Koguryo and Old Koguryo words. Special attention has been given to the theory and practice of lexically-based historical-comparative linguistics. The genetic relationship of Koguryo to Japanese is shown to be secure, unlike the non-relationship of either language to Korean or 'Altaic', and much light is shed on the ethnolinguistic origins of Japanese. The special phonological features of the underlying transcriptional language, the archaic northeastern Middle Chinese dialect once spoken in Korea, are also analyzed.
 

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Introduction
1
1 Koguryo and the Origins of Japanese
8
2 The Ethnolinguistic History of Koguryo
29
3 The Old Koguryo Toponyms
50
4 Archaic Northeastern Middle Chinese
93
5 Old Koguryo Phonology
106
6 Toward Common JapaneseKoguryoic
118
7 The ProtoJapaneseKoguryoic Homeland
144
9 The Altaic Convergence Theory
184
10 Japanese and the Mixed Language Theory
195
11 Linguistic Theory and JapaneseKoguryoic
214
12 The JapaneseKoguryoic Family of Languages
236
Koguryo Lexicon
250
Bibliography
255
Index
267
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8 Koguryo and the Altaic Divergence Theories
164

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Über den Autor (2007)

Christopher I. Beckwith, Ph.D. (1977) in Uralic and Altaic Studies, Indiana University, is a Professor at Indiana University. He has published extensively on Central Eurasian history and linguistics, including The Tibetan Empire in Central Asia (Princeton, 1987, 1993) and Medieval Tibeto-Burman Languages (Brill, 2002).

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