LING 068 — Fall 2018
Structure of Kyrgyz

Professor:Jonathan North Washington
Office:Pearson 105
Office phone:x6134
Office hours:T 13:30-15:00
Email: jwashin1@swarth...more.edu
 
Meeting time:W 1:15pm-4:00pm
Classroom:Perason 115
Course website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/SocSci/jwashin1/ling068
Course moodle site: F18 - LING068.01

Course Syllabus

Schedule (updated periodically)

weekdatetopicdue
(by class)
readingsadditional materials / readings
1 05 Sep

Course outline

Sound system

2 12 Sep

Sound system

Writing system(s)

Basic morphology and phonology

Assignment 1

Abigail Kaun (2004) - The Typology of Rounding Harmony

3 19 Sep

More morphology and phonology

Pronouns and copulas

Assignment 2

Hanzhi Zhu (2018) - Sonorant Restrictions in Kyrgyz

S. Frederick Starr (2009) - Rediscovering Central Asia

4 26 Sep

Case system

Assignment 3

Bernard Comrie (1997) - Turkic languages and linguistic typology

5 03 Oct

More nouns

Adjectives

Reduplication

Assignment 4

Bonnie Krejci & Lelia Glass (2015) - The Kazakh Noun/Adjective Distinction

6 10 Oct

The lexicon, dictionaries

Food!

Assignment 5

17 Oct

Fall break!

7 24 Oct

Tense/aspect system

Assignment 6

Irina Nevskaya & Saule Tazhibayeva (2018) - The category of proximative in North-Western Turkic: Kazakh and Kirgiz in a comparative perspective

8 31 Oct

Voice

Assignment 7

Nedjalkov (2003) - Kirghiz reciprocals (/2)

9 07 Nov

Evidentiality

Assignment 8

Christopher Straughn (2011) - Evidentiality in Uzbek and Kazakh

10 14 Nov

Non-finite verb forms

Assignment 9

Lars Johanson (1995) - On Turkic converb clauses

11 21 Nov

Quotatives

"Modal nominals"

Ideophones

Assignment 10

Jendraschek (2001) - Semantic and structural properties of Turkish ideophones

12 28 Nov

Kyrgyz and other Turkic languages

Assignment 11

Jonathan Washington (2013) - Turkic-Turkic convergence in Altay varieties

13 05 Dec

The history of Turkic

Assignment 12

TBA

Final project