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Vovin, Alexander

Overview
Works: 74 works in 171 publications in 4 languages and 7,801 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, wac, 956
Classifications: PL758.15, 495.72
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alexander Vovin
Koreo-Japonica : a re-evaluation of a common genetic origin by Alexander Vovin( )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 1,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Japonic (Japanese and Ryukyuan) portmanteau language family and the Korean language have long been considered isolates on the fringe of northeast Asia. This text challenges a view widely held by Japonic and Korean historical linguistics on the relationship between the two language families
Man'yoshu( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A descriptive and comparative grammar of Western Old Japanese by Alexander Vovin( )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Together with Part 1 of the same grammar (Sources, Script and Phonology, Lexicon and Nominals), this two-volume set represents the most detailed and exhaustive description ever done of any language, including Japanese of the Old Japanese language of the Yamato region during the Asuka Nara period. It presents hundreds of examples drawn not only from the major Old Japanese texts such as the Man'yoshu, the Senmyo, the Kojiki kayo and the Nihonshoki kayo but also from all minor extant texts such as the Fudoky kayo, the Bussoku seki ka, and others. It also includes comparative material from Eastern Old Japanese once spoken in the area roughly corresponding to present-day southern Chubu and Kanto regions, as well as from Ryukyuan and occasionally from other surrounding languages. Part 2 is accompanied by exhaustive and cumulative indexes to both volumes, including separate indexes on all grammatical forms described, linguistic forms, personal names, as well as an index of all Old Japanese texts that are used as examples in the description.--Publisher's website
A linguistic history of the forgotten islands : a reconstruction of the proto-language of the Southern Ryūkyūs by John R Bentley( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sakishima comprises a group of islands situated between Okinawa and Taiwan, forming a culturally important bridge between Japan and Taiwan. Studies of the languages of the Ryukyuan islands are valuable for an accurate understanding of the linguistic history of Japan as a whole
Manʼyōshū : a new English translation containing the original text, Kana transliteration, Romanization, glossing and commentary by Alexander Vovin( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manʼyōshū, book 15 = [Manʼyōshū] : a new English translation containing the original text, kana transliteration, romanization, glossing and commentary by Alexander Vovin( )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new translation, the lifework of the author, is fully academically oriented. Given that it is the largest Japanese poetic anthology and thus the most important compendium of Japanese culture of the Asuka period (AD 592-710) and most of the Nara period (AD 710-784), it is very much more than a work of literature, which has been the single focus of previous translations by Pierson and Suga. Thus, in this translation the author has sought to present the "Man'yoshu" to the reader preserving as far as possible the flavour, sounds and semantics of the original poems. The result is a more literate but true translation. In addition, because the realia of the "Man'yoshu" are mostly alien to both Westerners and modern Japanese, the text contains appropriate commentaries that illuminate the context. Also unique to this new version is the appearance of the original text, kana transliterations, romanization and glossing with morphemic analysis for the benefit of specialists and students of Old Japanese. The entire translation will consist of 20 volumes, paralleling the original twenty books. The first to be published is volume 15 (announced here) one of six books written mostly in phonographic script. The author argues that the importance of book 15 lies in the fact that it contains a large number of Western Old Japanese grammatical forms and constructions that are not attested in any other Western Old Japanese text, but are extremely important in understanding this language, thereby providing a valuable foundation for all the other "Man'yoshu" texts, including those written in semantographic text. Volume 15 will be followed by publication of volumes 5 (2009), 14 and 17 (2010), 18 and 20 (2011) also written largely in phonographic script. The publication sequence and anticipated dates of the remaining volumes will be announced at a future date."--BOOK JACKET
Man'y?sh? (Book 5) : a New Translation Containing the Original Text, Kana Transliteration, Romanization, Glossing and Commentary by Alexander Vovin( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the second volume to be published in the 20-volume set. It includes 114 poems (104 tanka, ten choka), traditionally considered to be the zoka genre, although some of them can be classified as benka, since they deal with death and sorrow. It also contains two poems in Chinese
A reference grammar of classical Japanese prose by Alexander Vovin( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No serious study of traditional Japan - its literature, history, religion, and culture - is possible without solid knowledge of Classical Japanese. This work is the first complete description of the language of the golden Heian period (794-1185) to be published in English. It presents an innovative morphological analysis arranged so as to facilitate reference usage and at long last provides a comprehensive reference work for learners and advanced students of classical Japanese."--BOOK JACKET
A reconstruction of proto-Ainu by Alexander Vovin( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and German and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A descriptive and comparative grammar of Western Old Japanese by Alexander Vovin( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Together with Part 1 of the same grammar (Sources, Script and Phonology, Lexicon and Nominals), this two-volume set represents the most detailed and exhaustive description ever done of any language, including Japanese of the Old Japanese language of the Yamato region during the Asuka Nara period. It presents hundreds of examples drawn not only from the major Old Japanese texts such as the Man'yoshu, the Senmyo, the Kojiki kayo and the Nihonshoki kayo but also from all minor extant texts such as the Fudoky kayo, the Bussoku seki ka, and others. It also includes comparative material from Eastern Old Japanese once spoken in the area roughly corresponding to present-day southern Chubu and Kanto regions, as well as from Ryukyuan and occasionally from other surrounding languages. Part 2 is accompanied by exhaustive and cumulative indexes to both volumes, including separate indexes on all grammatical forms described, linguistic forms, personal names, as well as an index of all Old Japanese texts that are used as examples in the description.--Publisher's website
Manʼyōshū, book 5 = [Manʼyōshū] : a new English translation containing the original text, kana transliteration, romanization, glossing and commentary by Alexander Vovin( )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the second volume to be published in the 20-volume set. It includes 114 poems (104 tanka, ten choka), traditionally considered to be the zoka genre, although some of them can be classified as benka, since they deal with death and sorrow. It also contains two poems in Chinese
Man'yōshū : a new English translation containing the original text, kana transliteration, romanization, glossing and commentary by Alexander Vovin( Book )

in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grammar of Manchu by Ivan Ilʹich Zakharov( )

4 editions published in 2010 in Russian and English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manyoshu. a new English translation containing the original text, Kana transliteration, romanization, glossing and commentary( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nihongo keitōron no genzai : Kokusai Nihon Bunka Kenkyū Sentā kyōdō kenkyū hōkoku = Perspectives on the origins of the Japanese language( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manʼyōshū : a new English translation containing the original text, Kana transliteration, Romanization, glossing and commentary by Alexander Vovin( )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MAN'YŌSHŪ -- CONTENTS -- List of charts -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Preface -- Introduction -- Man'yōshū - Book 17 -- Bibliography
Man'yōshū, book 18 : a new English translation containing the original text, kana transliteration, romanization, glossing and commentary by Alexander Vovin( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MAN'YŌSHŪ -- CONTENTS -- List of charts -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Preface -- Introduction -- Man'yōshū - Book 18 -- Bibliography
Man'yōshū, book 20 : a New English Translation Containing the Original Text, Kana Transliteration, Romanization, Glossing and Commentary( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man'yōshū. a new English translation containing the original text, Kana transliteration, romanization, glossing and commentary( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A descriptive and comparative grammar of Western Old Japanese
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Man'yoshuA descriptive and comparative grammar of Western Old JapaneseA linguistic history of the forgotten islands : a reconstruction of the proto-language of the Southern RyūkyūsManʼyōshū, book 15 = [Manʼyōshū] : a new English translation containing the original text, kana transliteration, romanization, glossing and commentaryA reference grammar of classical Japanese proseA reconstruction of proto-AinuA descriptive and comparative grammar of Western Old JapaneseManʼyōshū, book 5 = [Manʼyōshū] : a new English translation containing the original text, kana transliteration, romanization, glossing and commentary
Alternative Names
Alexander Vovin lingüista estadounidense

Arekisandâ Bobin

Bobin Arekisandā

Bobin, Arekisandā 1961-

Vovin, Aleksander

Vovin, Aleksandr

Vovin Alexander

Vovin Alexander 1961-....

Александр Вовин

Вовин, Александр Владимирович

알렉산더 보빈

アレクザンダー・ボービン

ヴォヴィン, アレキサンダー

ボビン, アレキサンダー

亞歷山大·沃溫

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