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2008 | 17 | 1 | 40-62
Article title

THE PHONO-TYPOLOGICAL DISTANCES BETWEEN AINU AND THE OTHER WORLD LANGUAGES AS A CLUE FOR CLOSENESS OF LANGUAGES

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Abstracts
EN
The article deals with one of the genetically isolated languages - Ainu. It is usually a common practice in linguistics to provide a genetic identification of a language. The generic identity of a language is the language family to which it belongs. Therefore, is advisable to find a family for every isolated language. The new method of phonostatistics proposed here allows a linguist to find the typological distances between Ainu and the other languages of different genetic language families. The minimum distances may be a good clue for placing Ainu in this or that language family. The result of the investigation shows the minimum typological distance between Ainu and the Quechuan family (American Indian languages).
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17
Issue
1
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40-62
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ARTICLE
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  • Yu. Tambovtsev, Department of English, Linguistics and Foreign Languages of KF, Novosibirsk Pedagogical University, 28, Vilyuiskaya Str., Novosibirsk, 630126, Russian Federation
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08SKAAAA05009517
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bwmeta1.element.a01494c7-8e00-368b-a02b-14cbfef745eb
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