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ERIC Number: ED014711
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 1
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INTRODUCTION TO ESTONIAN LINGUISTICS.
RAUN, ALO; SAARESTE, ANDRUS
THIS TEXT COMPRISES A SURVEY OF THE ESTONIAN LANGUAGE, WHICH IS GROUPED HERE WITH LIVONIAN, VOTIC, AND A PART OF WESTERN FINNISH, TO FORM THE SOUTHWESTERN BRANCH OF THE FINNIC (OR BALTO-FINNIC) LANGUAGES. THE AUTHORS' CLASSIFICATIONS AND A HISTORY OF THE STUDIES WHICH HAVE BEEN CARRIED OUT IN ESTONIAN ARE PRESENTED, FOLLOWED BY A PRESENTATION OF ESTONIAN PHONOLOGY, MORPHOLOGY, AND SYNTAX. AN EXTENSIVE LEXICON CONTAINS--(1) PRE-ESTONIAN, INDO-IRANIAN, BALTIC, AND GERMANIC BORROWINGS, (2) ESTONIAN ADDITIONS, (3) PERSONAL NAMES, AND (4) PLACE NAMES. A HISTORY OF THE ESTONIAN LANGUAGE AND A DESCRIPTION OF ITS DIALECTS, ILLUSTRATED BY TEXTS IN ENGLISH, LITERARY ESTONIAN, AND EACH OF THE VARIOUS DIALECTS, COMPLETE THIS LINGUISTIC SURVEY. A SELECTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY IS APPENDED. A KNOWLEDGE OF COMPARATIVE LINGUISTICS IS ASSUMED ON THE PART OF THE READER. THIS TEXT IS VOLUME XII OF THE "URAL-ALTAISCHE BIBLIOTHEK SERIES," PUBLISHED BY OTTO HARRASSOWITZ, WIESBADEN, GERMANY. (AMM)
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Authoring Institution: American Council of Learned Societies, New York, NY.
Identifiers: BALTO FINNIC LANGUAGES