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Bisyndetic Contrast Marking in the Hindukush: Additional Evidence of a Historical Contact Zone
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Linguistics, General Linguistics.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3907-0930
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Linguistics, General Linguistics.
2017 (English)In: Journal of Language Contact : Evolution of Languages, ISSN 1877-4091, E-ISSN 1955-2629, Vol. 10, no 3, 450-484 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A contrastive (or antithetical) construction which makes simultaneous use of two separate particles is identified through a mainly corpus-based study as a typical feature of a number of lesser-described languages spoken in the Afghanistan-Pakistan borderland in the high Hindukush. The feature encompasses Nuristani languages (Waigali, Kati) as well as the Indo-Aryan languages found in their close vicinity (Palula, Kalasha, Dameli, Gawri), while it is not shared by more closely related Indo-Aryan languages spoken outside of this geographically delimited area. Due to a striking (although not complete) overlap with at least two other (unrelated) structural features, pronominal kinship suffixes and retroflex vowels, we suggest that a linguistic and cultural diffusion zone of considerable age is centred in the mountainous Nuristan-Kunar-Panjkora area.

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2017. Vol. 10, no 3, 450-484 p.
Keyword [en]
adversative, Indo-Aryan, kinship suffix, Nuristani, vowel retroflexion
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
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Linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-146841DOI: 10.1163/19552629-01002010ISI: 000410494800003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-146841DiVA: diva2:1140709
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Language contact and language relatedness in the Hindukush region
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Swedish Research Council, 421-2014-631
Available from: 2017-09-13 Created: 2017-09-13 Last updated: 2017-10-16Bibliographically approved

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