A Descriptive Grammar of Ket Yenisei Ostyak

Linguists and specialists are familiar with the name Ket, which designates a small ethnic group on the Yenisei and their language.

Author: Stefan Georg

Publisher: Global Oriental

ISBN: 9789004213500

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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Linguists and specialists are familiar with the name Ket, which designates a small ethnic group on the Yenisei and their language. Ket is a severely endangered language with today less than 500 native speakers. Together with Yugh, Kott, Arin, Assan and Pumpokol, it forms the Yeniseic family of languages, which has no known linguistic relatives.

A Descriptive Grammar of Ket Yenisei Ostyak

Linguists and specialists are familiar with the name Ket, which designates a small ethnic group on the Yenisei and their language.

Author: Stefan Georg

Publisher: Languages of Asia

ISBN: 1901903583

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 328

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Linguists and specialists are familiar with the name Ket, which designates a small ethnic group on the Yenisei and their language. Ket is a severely endangered language with today less than 500 native speakers. Together with Yugh, Kott, Arin, Assan and Pumpokol, it forms the Yeniseic family of languages, which has no known linguistic relatives.

The Oxford Handbook of Endangered Languages

“A Possible Outline for a Balanced Formal/Functional Grammatical Description; appendix to 'A Grammar as a Communicative Act'. ... Maori (Routledge Descriptive Grammars). ... A Descriptive Grammar of Ket (Yenisei-Ostyak). Leiden: Brill.

Author: Kenneth L. Rehg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190610036

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 776

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The endangered languages crisis is widely acknowledged among scholars who deal with languages and indigenous peoples as one of the most pressing problems facing humanity, posing moral, practical, and scientific issues of enormous proportions. Simply put, no area of the world is immune from language endangerment. The Oxford Handbook of Endangered Languages, in 39 chapters, provides a comprehensive overview of the efforts that are being undertaken to deal with this crisis. A comprehensive reference reflecting the breadth of the field, the Handbook presents in detail both the range of thinking about language endangerment and the variety of responses to it, and broadens understanding of language endangerment, language documentation, and language revitalization, encouraging further research. The Handbook is organized into five parts. Part 1, Endangered Languages, addresses the fundamental issues that are essential to understanding the nature of the endangered languages crisis. Part 2, Language Documentation, provides an overview of the issues and activities of concern to linguists and others in their efforts to record and document endangered languages. Part 3, Language Revitalization, includes approaches, practices, and strategies for revitalizing endangered and sleeping ("dormant") languages. Part 4, Endangered Languages and Biocultural Diversity, extends the discussion of language endangerment beyond its conventional boundaries to consider the interrelationship of language, culture, and environment, and the common forces that now threaten the sustainability of their diversity. Part 5, Looking to the Future, addresses a variety of topics that are certain to be of consequence in future efforts to document and revitalize endangered languages.

Strategies for Knowledge Elicitation

A descriptive grammar of Ket (Yenisei-Ostyak). Part 1. Folkestone, Kent: Global Oriental. Helimski, E.A. 1998. Selkup. In The_Uralic_languages, ed. D. Abondolo, 548–579. London/New York: Routledge. Himmelmann, Nikolaus P. 1998.

Author: Tatiana B. Agranat

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030793418

Category: Philosophy

Page: 247

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This volume provides an overview of experimental methods, approaches, and techniques used by field linguists of the Russian school, and highlights the fieldwork experience of Russian scholars working in regions with a range of languages that differ genetically, typologically, and in the degree of their preservation. The collection presents language and sociolinguistic data relating to fieldwork in diverse languages: Uralic, Altaic, Paleo-Siberian, Yeniseian, Indo-European Iranian, Vietic, Kra-Day, and Mayan languages, as well as pidgin. The authors highlight the fieldwork techniques they use, and the principles underlying them. The volume’s multidisciplinary approach covers linguistic, ethnolinguistic, sociolinguistic, educational, and ethnocultural issues. The authors explore problems associated with the study of minority languages and indicate diverse and creative techniques for data elicitation. Close collaboration with speakers lies at the core of their approach. The collection presents strategies for eliciting systems of knowledge from mother-tongue speakers, triggering linguistic self-awareness, and providing semantic and morphosyntactic context for their languages. This publication is intended for academics, and for specialists in the field of linguistics and minority and indigenous languages. It will also benefit students as a guide to field research, as well as language activists, interested in documenting and preserving their mother tongue.


Functional syntax and universal grammar (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 38). ... West Greenlandic (Croom Helm Descriptive Grammars). London: Croom Helm. ... A descriptive grammar of Ket (Yenisei-Ostyak) (Languages of Asia Series 1), ...

Author: Ksenia Shagal

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110633382

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 365

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The book is the first large-scale typological study of participles, based on data from more than 100 languages. Its main aim is to model the diversity of non-finite verb forms involved in adnominal modification. Participles are examined with respect to several morphological and syntactic parameters, and are shown to be a versatile cross-linguistic category. The book is of interest to language typologists and descriptive linguists.

Language and Speech in Synchrony and Diachrony

A descriptive grammar of Ket (Yenisei-Ostyak). Introduction, Phonology, Morphology. Folkestone: Global Oriental. Gnezdilova, G.A. 2012. Affix–s'a/-s' v sinkhronno-diakhronnom aspekte (na materiale russkogo yazyka i yazykov raznykh ...

Author: Tatiana G. Klikushina

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443892315

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 415

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This collection arises from the Fifth International Scientific Conference, “Language and Speech in Synchrony and Diachrony”, held in Taganrog, Russia, devoted to the memory of Russian linguist and philosopher Professor P.V. Chesnokov. It examines the functioning of different levels of linguistic units and categories of speech with regard to intra-and cross-cultural communication in pragmatics of speech. The theory of language and speech is represented not only in synchrony, but in diachrony, in the comparative and typological aspects of languages from various groups, including non-literate Yenisei languages. A further subject of discussion within is the problem of translation, and the relation of language and speech, text and discourse. The volume consists of six parts: Part I: Language and its grammatical categories in diachronic aspect; Part II: Grammar and other subsystems of the language; Part III: Cross-cultural communication and translation; Part IV: Problems of linguistic and diachronic typology; Part V: Pragmalinguistics and speech; and Part VI: Text, discourse, speech in anthropocentric paradigm. The book will be of interest to scholars of philology, linguistics, culture and humanities, as well as those interested in issues of language, culture and language teaching methods.

Voice syncretism

A descriptive grammar of Ket (Yenisei-Ostyak). Kent: Global Oriental. Gerritsen, Nelleke. 1990. Russian reflexive verbs: In search of unity in diversity. Amsterdam: Rodopi. Gildea, Spike. 2015. The evolution of valence categories in the ...

Author: Nicklas N. Bahrt

Publisher: Language Science Press

ISBN: 9783961103195

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 340

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This book provides a comprehensive typological account of voice syncretism, focusing on resemblance in formal verbal marking between two or more of the following seven voices: passives, antipassives, reflexives, reciprocals, anticausatives, causatives, and applicatives. It covers voice syncretism from both synchronic and diachronic perspectives, and has been structured in a manner that facilitates convenient access to information about specific patterns of voice syncretism, their distribution and development. The book is based on a survey of voice syncretism in 222 geographically and genealogically diverse languages, but also thoroughly revisits previous research on the phenomenon. Voice syncretism is approached systematically by establishing and exploring patterns of voice syncretism that can logically be posited for the seven voices of focus in the book: 21 simplex patterns when one considers two of the seven voices sharing the same marking (e.g. reflexive-reciprocal syncretism), and 99 complex patterns when one considers more than two of the voices sharing the same marking (e.g. reflexive-reciprocal-anticausative syncretism). In a similar vein, 42 paths of development can logically be posited if it is assumed that voice marking in each of the seven voices can potentially develop one of the other six voice functions (e.g. reflexive voice marking developing a reciprocal function). This approach enables the discussion of both voice syncretism that has received considerable attention in the literature (notably middle syncretism involving the reflexive, reciprocal, anticausative and/or passive voices) and voice syncretism that has received little or not treatment in the past (including seemingly contradictory patterns such as causative-anticausative and passive-antipassive syncretism). In the survey almost all simplex patterns are attested in addition to seventeen complex patterns. In terms of diachrony, evidence is presented and discussed for twenty paths of development. The book strives to highlight the variation found in voice syncretism across the world’s languages and encourage further research into the phenomenon.

Clause Linkage in Cross Linguistic Perspective

A Descriptive Grammar of Ket (Yenisei-Ostyak): Part I Introduction, Phonology, Morphology. Folkestone, Kent: Global Oriental. Grisina, Natalija. 1979. Padeznye Pokazateli i Sluzebnye Slova v Strukture Sloznogo Predlozenija.

Author: Volker Gast

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110280692

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

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The volume is a collection of thirteen papers given at the “Third Syntax of the World’s Languages” conference, complemented with four additional papers as well as an introduction by the editors. All contributions deal with clause combining, focusing on one or both of the following two dimensions of analysis: properties of the clauses involved, types of dependency. The studies are data-driven and have a cross-linguistic or typological orientation. In addition to survey papers the volume contains in-depth studies of particular languages, mostly based on original data collected in recent field work.

A typology of questions in Northeast Asia and beyond

A descriptive Grammar of Ket (Yenisei-Ostyak), vol. 1: Introduction, phonology, morphology (Languages of Asia 1). Folkestone: Global Oriental. Georg, Stefan. 2008. Yeniseic languages and the Siberian linguistic area.

Author: Andreas Hölzl

Publisher: Language Science Press

ISBN: 9783961101023

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 543

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This study investigates the distribution of linguistic and specifically structural diversity in Northeast Asia (NEA), defined as the region north of the Yellow River and east of the Yenisei. In particular, it analyzes what is called the grammar of questions (GQ), i.e., those aspects of any given language that are specialized for asking questions or regularly combine with these. The bulk of the study is a bottom-up description and comparison of GQs in the languages of NEA. The addition of the phrase and beyond to the title of this study serves two purposes. First, languages such as Turkish and Chuvash are included, despite the fact that they are spoken outside of NEA, since they have ties to (or even originated in) the region. Second, despite its focus on one area, the typology is intended to be applicable to other languages as well. Therefore, it makes extensive use of data from languages outside of NEA. The restriction to one category is necessary for reasons of space and clarity, and the process of zooming in on one region allows a higher resolution and historical accuracy than is usually the case in linguistic typology. The discussion mentions over 450 languages and dialects from NEA and beyond and gives about 900 glossed examples. The aim is to achieve both a cross-linguistically plausible typology and a maximal resolution of the linguistic diversity of Northeast Asia.

Highly complex syllable structure A typological and diachronic study

A descriptive grammar of Ket (Yenisei-Ostyak) 1: Introduction, phonology, morphology. Folkestone, Kent, UK: Global Oriental Ltd. Georg, Stefan & A. P. Volodin. 1999. Die itelmenische Sprache: Grammatik und Texte.

Author: Shelece Easterday

Publisher: Language Science Press

ISBN: 9783961101948

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 616

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The syllable is a natural unit of organization in spoken language whose strongest cross-linguistic patterns are often explained in terms of a universal preference for the CV structure. Syllable patterns involving long sequences of consonants are both typologically rare and theoretically marginalized, with few approaches treating these as natural or unproblematic structures. This book is an investigation of the properties of languages with highly complex syllable patterns. The two aims are (i) to establish whether these languages share other linguistic features in common such that they constitute a distinct linguistic type, and (ii) to identify possible diachronic paths and natural mechanisms by which these patterns come about in the history of a language. These issues are investigated in a diversified sample of 100 languages, 25 of which have highly complex syllable patterns. Languages with highly complex syllable structure are characterized by a number of phonetic, phonological, and morphological features which serve to set them apart from languages with simpler syllable patterns. These include specific segmental and suprasegmental properties, a higher prevalence of vowel reduction processes with extreme outcomes, and higher average morpheme/word ratios. The results suggest that highly complex syllable structure is a linguistic type distinct from but sharing some characteristics with other proposed holistic phonological types, including stress-timed and consonantal languages. The results point to word stress and specific patterns of gestural organization as playing important roles in the diachronic development of these patterns out of simpler syllable structures.