A Study of Central Asian Languages and Cultures 中亚历史语言文化研究
This book provides a linguistic analysis of Central Asia. The first part assesses the four Turkic Central Asian countries of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan; the other explores Tajikistan, whose main ethnic group speaks East Iranian. The book reviews the historical changes of the Central Asian nations from ancient times to the present. Then it discusses the historical relationship between Central Asian languages and ancient documents.Next, the book explores the commonality and characteristics of phonetics and vocabulary in Central Asian languages, and expounds the influence of loanwords on the phonetics and vocabulary of the region. Using the theoretical framework of historical linguistics consonant phoneme aggregation group to analyze the consonant phoneme system of Central Asian languages, puts forward the chain-merging sound change theory. Finally, the book discusses the loanwords in Central Asian languages and their cultural factors, and puts forward the theory of the overlapping cultural circles in Central Asia. Through loanwords in the Central Asian languages, we can see the rise and fall of the multi-ethnic, multi-language and multi-cultural in the history of Central Asia.This book has important practical significance, and provides new ideas and new references for the study of Central Asian history, language and culture.