LING 068. Structure of Kyrgyz

Kyrgyz is a Turkic language which is spoken throughout the Tien-Shanmountains and surrounding areas of Central Asia and has been influenced by Mongolian, Persian, Arabic, nd Russian. The grammar of Kyrgyz includes many intriguing phenomena, such as pervasive vowel harmony, productive sonority effects across syllable edges, a range of morphological and syntactic strategies for using one part of speech asanother, and an intricate system for marking tense, aspect, mood,voice, and evidentiality on verbs. In this course, students willexamine all aspects of Kyrgyz grammar, with a focus on the majorphonological, morphological, and syntactic structures of the language. Hands-on research using primary and secondary printed and digitalmaterials will guide this course. The historical and modern social and cultural contexts will also be considered.
Prerequisite: LING 045  and either LING 050  or LING 052 , or permission of the instructor.
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Fall 2018. Washington.
Fall 2020. Washington.
Catalog chapter: Linguistics  
Department website: Linguistics

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