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Japanese, Austronesian and Altaic : a study of possible connections

Holmberg, Gunnar LU (2010) JAPK11 20101
Japanese Studies
Abstract
The question of the origin of Japanese is a mystery still unsolved, proven by the academic
world teeming with various contradictory hypotheses. This thesis evaluates whether the
Austronesian connection with Japanese is plausible in the face of the by amount of evidence
much more firmly established Altaic-Japanese hypothesis, showing that measured by linguistic
evidence there may be a connection to both.
Through analysing lexical items and their semantic domains, as well as historical and
archaeological facts, this thesis attempts to determine whether the two hypotheses are
completely incompatible or not.
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author
Holmberg, Gunnar LU
supervisor
organization
course
JAPK11 20101
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Japanese, Austronesian, Altaic, Genetic relationship.
language
English
id
1626629
date added to LUP
2010-07-02 13:47:01
date last changed
2010-07-02 13:47:01
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  abstract     = {The question of the origin of Japanese is a mystery still unsolved, proven by the academic
world teeming with various contradictory hypotheses. This thesis evaluates whether the
Austronesian connection with Japanese is plausible in the face of the by amount of evidence
much more firmly established Altaic-Japanese hypothesis, showing that measured by linguistic
evidence there may be a connection to both.
Through analysing lexical items and their semantic domains, as well as historical and
archaeological facts, this thesis attempts to determine whether the two hypotheses are
completely incompatible or not.},
  author       = {Holmberg, Gunnar},
  keyword      = {Japanese,Austronesian,Altaic,Genetic relationship.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Japanese, Austronesian and Altaic : a study of possible connections},
  year         = {2010},
}