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Telling general linguists about Altaic

Georg, Stefan; Michalove, P; Ramer, Alexis; Sidwell, Paul


The hypothesis of an Altaic language family, comprising the Turkic, Mongolic, Tungusic, Korean and, in most recent versions, Japanese languages continues to be a viable linguistic proposal, despite various published claims that it is no longer accepted. A strong body of research continues to appear, developing and refining the hypothesis, along with publications that argue against a demonstrated relationship among these languages. This paper shows that many of the arguments against a genetic...[Show more]

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Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Linguistics


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