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Linguistic mysteries of ethnonyms in Inner Asia

Author: Penglin Wang
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, 2018.
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Linguistic Mysteries of Ethnonyms in Inner Asia is recommended for scholars of inner Asian languages, cultures, and history, and unravels the origin and meaning of many ethnonyms on the basis of language contact and cultural interaction between the Altaic and Indo-European people.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wang, Penglin.
Linguistic mysteries of ethnonyms in Inner Asia.
Lanham : Lexington Books, 2018
(DLC) 2018005687
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Penglin Wang
ISBN: 9781498535281 1498535283
OCLC Number: 1028979464
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Linguistic Mysteries of Ethnonyms inInner Asia; Linguistic Mysteries of Ethnonyms inInner Asia; Contents; List of Tables; Transcription, Sign, andAbbreviation; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Language Contact; Two Trends of Thought on Methodology; Phonetic Transcription and Homogeneous Reconstruction; Notes; Chapter 1; A Linguistic Approach to Ethnonyms; The Words for â#x80;#x98;Peopleâ#x80;#x99; and the Like in Ethnonyms and Toponyms; The Words for â#x80;#x98;Sun, Sunriseâ#x80;#x99; and the Like in Ethnonyms; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 2; Numerals in Ethnonyms; Cardinal Numbers; High Numbers. More Cases of Numerical RepresentationsConclusion; Notes; Chapter 3; Xianbei as Cold; Attestation and Annotation of Xianbei; Xianbei Has No Etymological Connection with Shiwei; Coldness as a Climatic Factor for Nomenclature; Cross-linguistic Correspondences and Vagaries; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 4; TabγaÄ#x8D; as Farmer; Existing Points of View; Two Different Methods; The Phonetic Similarity between Tuoba and TabÎ#x93;aÄ#x8D;; Tuoba~TabÎ#x93;aÄ#x8D; as a Polysemic Word; Agriculture as an Economic Sector in Xianbei Society; The Mongolic Affiliation of Xianbei Language; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 5. Shiwei at the Juncture of Septenary and NorthIdentification of Shiwei; Linguistic Analyses; Is Shiwei Connected with Shibi?; Who Were the Yellow-Headed Shiwei?; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 6; Mongol and Merkit as Sunrise; MongÄ#x9F;o- as Ethnonyms; MongÄ#x9F;o- as Personal Names; From MongÄ#x9F;os to Yeke MongÄ#x9F;ol Ulus; Etymology; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 7; JÌ#x8C;uÅ¡en and Nikan as Deictic Expressions; The Ethnonym JÌ#x8C;uÅ¡en; From Liqian to Nikan; Conclusion; Notes; References; Index; About the Author.
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