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The Phonology of Armenian - The Phonology of the World's Languages (Hardback)
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The Phonology of Armenian - The Phonology of the World's Languages (Hardback)

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Hardback 296 Pages / Published: 19/03/1998
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Armenian is geographically one of the most widespread languages of the world, with distinct dialects located as far west as Poland and as far east as India. It has a rich literary history dating from the fourth-century translation of the Bible into Classical Armenian. It is one of the most linguistically divergent of the Indo-European languages, having undergone a host of complicated phonological, morphological, and syntactic changes that continue to resist satisfactory analysis. However, the language has yet to receive a comprehensive treatment by theoretical linguists. Bert Vaux remedies this problem, bringing Armenian into the sphere of phonological discussion by making available to Western readers the results of Armenological work published in Armenian and Russian, and by presenting theoretical analyses of many of the more striking phonological phenomena described in these sources or culled from the author's fieldwork. The topics addressed include syllabification, stress assignment, vowel ha

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198236610
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 588 g
Dimensions: 245 x 163 x 20 mm


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Harvard University scholar Bert Vaux's The Phonology of Armenian is an important new linguistic study of the formation of the Armenian language, one of the few comprehensive theoretical treatments to appear in English. Much of Vaux's work involves analyzing and comparing dialects, and all speakers of Armenian can learn from this landmark work. * National Association for Armenian Studies and Research *
Impressive book ... It is hard to interpret a technical book for the non-specialist, but we would all understand the value of a book that does a lot of things no others have done before. The Phonology of Armenian does this. * Times Literary Supplement *

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