LING 068 — Fall 2020
Structure of Kyrgyz

Professor:Jonathan North Washington
Office:Pearson 105
Office phone:x6134
Office hours:T 13:30-15:00
& by appointment
also available by messaging on Google Chat/Hangouts
Email/messaging: jwashin1@swarth...more.edu
 
Meeting time:M 1:15pm-4:00pm
Meeting modality:Mixed (in person as possible)
Physical classroom:Pearson 005
Online classroom:Zoom (see Moodle for meeting URL)
Course website: http://jnw.domains.swarthmore.edu/ling068
Course Moodle site: S22 - LING068.01

Course Syllabus

Schedule (updated periodically)

weekdatetopicdue
(on Monday)
readings
1 26 Jan

Preparation week

2 31 Jan

Course outline

Sound system

3 07 Feb

Sound system

Writing systems

Morphology and phonology

Assignment 1

Abigail Kaun (2004) - The Typology of Rounding Harmony

4 14 Feb

More morphology and phonology

Pronouns and copulas

Assignment 2

Hanzhi Zhu (2018) - Sonorant Restrictions in Kyrgyz

5 21 Feb

Nominal morphology

Assignment 3

Bernard Comrie (1997) - Turkic languages and linguistic typology

6 28 Feb

More nouns

Adjectives

Reduplication

Assignment 4

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

07 Mar Spring break!
7 14 Mar

The lexicon, dictionaries

Discussion of movie

Assignment 5 (incl. movie)

8 21 Mar

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

9 28 Mar

Evidentiality

Assignment 7

Nedjalkov (2003) - Kirghiz reciprocals (/2)

10 04 Apr

Voice

Assignment 8

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

11 11 Apr

Non-finite verb forms

Assignment 9

Final project proposal (Wed.)

Lars Johanson (1995) - On Turkic converb clauses

12 18 Apr

Quotatives

"Modal nominals"

Ideophones

Assignment 10

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

13 25 Apr

Kyrgyz and other Turkic languages

The history of Turkic

Assignment 11

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

TBD

Final project presentations!