Encyclopedia of Turkic Languages and Linguistics Online


The Encyclopedia of Turkic Languages and Linguistics is a unique and comprehensive reference work, offering a systematic treatment of the Turkic languages from Old Turkic to the languages and varieties spoken today. Written by renowned authorities in the field, the Encyclopedia provides authoritative information on all aspects of the languages, today and in the past, from many different angles, as well as on the way these languages have been studied. It offers a synthesis of the research in the field of Turkic linguistics and provides up-to-date bibliographical coverage. As such, it is the most important reference source for knowledge on Turkic languages, and in particular on the following topics:

- The languages of the Turkic language family, their structure, and their history
- Writing systems used for Turkic languages, their emergence, development, and current use
- The history of Turkic linguistics
- The acquisition of Turkic languages
- Language contact, areal linguistics, and multilingualism
- Turkic dialect studies
- Computational linguistics of Turkic languages
- Generative approaches to Turkish
- Turkish sign language

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General Editor:
Lars Johanson, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany

Associate Editors:
Éva Á. Csató, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Birsel Karakoç, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Astrid Menz, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Gerjan van Schaaik, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands

Advisory Board:
Bernt Brendemoen, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Nurettin Demir, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
Marcel Erdal, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
Peter Golden, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
Tooru Hayasi, Open University of Japan, Chiba, Japan
Birsel Karakoç, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Jaklin Kornfilt, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, United States
Dmitrij M. Nasilov, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Irina Nevskaya, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
Sumru A. Özsoy, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey
Claudia Römer, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Fikret Turan, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Abdurishid Yakup, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Berlin, Germany