Introduction to Altaic Philology by Igor de Rachewiltz and Volker Rybatzki. With the collaboration of Hung Chin-fu
(Handbook of Oriental Studies: Section 8; Central Asia)

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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 students at university level as well as by general readers with a basic knowledge of linguistics. The 39 language texts analysed in the volume are discussed within their historical and cultural context, thus vastly enlarging the scope of the purely linguistic investigation.
 

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Published May 31, 2010 by BRILL. 540 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Travel.