LING 068 — Fall 2020
Structure of Kyrgyz

Professor:Jonathan North Washington
Office:Pearson 105
Office phone:x6134
Office hours:M 13:30-15:00
Th 14:00-15:30
message me on Google Chat/Hangouts for Zoom link
Email/messaging: jwashin1@swarth...more.edu
 
Meeting time:W 2:00pm-3:15pm, 3:45pm-5:00pm
Meeting modality:Online synchronous
Meeting location:Zoom (see Moodle for meeting URL)
Course website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/SocSci/jwashin1/ling068
Course Moodle site: F20 - LING068.01

Course Syllabus

Schedule (updated periodically)

weekdatetopicdue
(on Monday)
readings
1 09 Sep

Course outline

Sound system

2 16 Sep

Sound system

Writing systems

Morphology and phonology

Assignment 1

Abigail Kaun (2004) - The Typology of Rounding Harmony

3 23 Sep

More morphology and phonology

Pronouns and copulas

Assignment 2

Hanzhi Zhu (2018) - Sonorant Restrictions in Kyrgyz

4 30 Sep

Nominal morphology

Assignment 3

Bernard Comrie (1997) - Turkic languages and linguistic typology

5 07 Oct

More nouns

Adjectives

Reduplication

Assignment 4

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

6 14 Oct

The lexicon, dictionaries

Discussion of movie

Assignment 5 (incl. movie)

7 21 Oct

Tense/aspect system

Assignment 6

Final project topic selection (Wed.)

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

8 28 Oct

Evidentiality

Assignment 7

Nedjalkov (2003) - Kirghiz reciprocals (/2)

9 04 Nov

Voice

Assignment 8

Christopher Straughn (2011) - Evidentiality in Uzbek and Kazakh (additional resource)

10 11 Nov

Non-finite verb forms

Assignment 9

Final project proposal (Wed.)

Lars Johanson (1995) - On Turkic converb clauses

11 18 Nov

Quotatives

"Modal nominals"

Ideophones

Assignment 10

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

25 Nov Thanksgiving break!
12 02 Dec

Kyrgyz and other Turkic languages

The history of Turkic

Assignment 11

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

08 Dec

Final project presentations!