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Introduction to Altaic Philology: Turkic, Mongolian, Manchu

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There are many excellent books dealing with Old Turkic, Preclassical and Classical Mongolian and Literary Manchu individually, but none providing in a single volume a comprehensive survey of all the three major Altaic languages. The present volume attempts to fill this gap; at the same time it reviews also the much debated Altaic Hypothesis. The book is intended for use by ...more
Hardcover, 446 pages
Published May 31st 2010 by Brill Academic Publishers
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For students of the Altaic languages – the Turkic, Mongolic and Tungusic families – there are a wealth of early texts to explore once they've got some basic language skills under their belt. To complement purely linguistic resources like a reference grammar and dictionary, Igor de Rachewiltz and Volker Rybatzki have therefore produced this introduction to Altaic philology, which they define as “language in culture”.

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