Nivkh as a Uralo-Siberian language

  • In his magnificent book on the language relations across Bering Strait (1998), Michael Fortescue does not consider Nivkh (Gilyak) to be a Uralo-Siberian language. Elsewhere I have argued that the Indo-European verbal system can be understood in terms of its Indo-Uralic origins (2001). All of these languages belong to Joseph Greenberg’s Eurasiatic macro-family (2000). In the following I intend to reconsider the grammatical evidence for including Nivkh into the Uralo-Siberian language family. The Indo-Uralic evidence is of particular importance because it guarantees a time depth which cannot otherwise be attained.

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Author:Frederik H. H. KortlandtGND
Document Type:Part of a Book
Date of Publication (online):2010/07/07
Year of first Publication:2007
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2010/07/07
GND Keyword:Niwchisch
Page Number:5
First Page:1
Last Page:5
Postprint, zuerst in: Per aspera ad asteriscos [Fs. Rasmussen]. - Innsbruck: IBS, 2004, S. 285-289
Source: ; (in:) Per aspera ad asteriscos [Fs. Rasmussen]. - Innsbruck: IBS, 2004, S. 285-289
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache
Linguistik-Klassifikation:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Sprachtypologie / Language typology
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht