Centre for Languages and Literature

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Selected Publications

The Phonology of Mongolian

The Phonology of Mongolian

Jan-Olof Svantesson, Anna Tsendina, Anastasia Karlsson och Vivan Franzén

Oxford University Press
The Phonology of Mongolian

This book provides the first comprehensive description of the phonology and phonetics of Standard Mongolian, known as the Halh (Khalkha) dialect and spoken in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. It is also the first account in any language of the historical phonology of the entire Mongolian group of languages. The synchronic phonology is based on data collected by the authors and on their own phonological analyses. The historical phonology is based on original research on the Halh, on published Chinese and Mongolian sources for the modern Mongolic languages, and on their reconstruction of Old Mongolian from the medieval written sources.