South Siberian material in Radloff’s dictionary

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Stachowskı K.

Bitig Türkoloji Araştırmaları Dergisi, vol.1, pp.37-50, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


South Siberian material makes up about a quarter of Wilhelm Radloff’s \textit{Versuch eines Wörterbuches der Türk-Dialecte}, making the dictionary by far the richest source for 19th century Siberian Turkic. The paper examines three aspects of this collection: its coverage, its phonetic accuracy, and the methodological choices made by Radloff, together with their implications for the usefulness of what is probably his most momentous work.