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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 76.95
There are more native speakers of Sino-Tibetan languages than of any other language family in the world. Records of these languages are among the oldest for any human language, and the amount of active research on them, both diachronic and synchronic, has multiplied in the last few decades. This volume includes overview articles as well as descriptions... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 46.00
This is a comprehensive grammatical documentation of Kham, a previously undescribed language from west-central Nepal, belonging to the Tibeto-Burman language family. The book, based on extensive fieldwork, provides copious examples throughout the exposition. It will be a valuable resource for typologists and general linguists alike. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 75.95
Once the rulers of the largest land empire that has ever existed on earth, the historical Mongols of Chinggis Khan left a linguistic heritage which today survives in the form of more than a dozen different languages, collectively termed Mongolic. For general linguistic theory, the Mongolic languages offer interesting insights to problems of areal typology... more...
- De Gruyter 2003; US$ 252.00
Qiang is a Tibeto-Burman language of southwest China, spoken by about 70,000 Qiang and Tibetan people in northern Sichuan Province. This book, the first book-length description of the Qiang language in English, includes not only the reference grammar, but also an ethnological overview, several fully analyzed texts (mostly traditional stories) and an... more...
- De Gruyter 2007; US$ 238.00
A Grammar of Mongsen Ao presents the first comprehensive grammatical description of a language spoken in Nagaland, north-east India. The languages of this region remain under-documented for a number of historical reasons. This book will be of value to any linguist seeking to clarify genetic relationships within the Tibeto-Burman family, and it will... more...
- BRILL 2008; US$ 132.00
Offers a description of Sunwar, a Tibeto-Burman language spoken in eastern Nepal. This book features background information on the Sunwar language, its speakers and their culture, followed by sections on the phonology, the indigenous writing system and the morphology of Sunwar. It is intended for those interested in the languages of South Asia. more...
- BRILL 2006; US$ 96.00
This volume provides essential readings in the emerging interdisciplinary field of Tibetan literary studies. Chapters range from discussions of individual contemporary texts to theoretical interventions in literary and Tibetan studies. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 26.99
The Sugata Saurabha is an epic poem that retells the story of the Buddha's life. It was published in 1947 in the Nepalese language, Newari, by Chittadhar Hridaya, one of the greatest literary figures of 20th-century Nepal. The text is remarkable for its comprehensiveness, artistry, and nuance. It covers the Buddha's life from birth to death... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00
In a culture where poetry is considered the highest form of human language, Gendun Chopel is revered as Tibet’s greatest modern poet. Born in 1903 as British troops were preparing to invade his homeland, Gendun Chopel was identified at any early age as the incarnation of a famous lama and became a Buddhist monk, excelling in the debating courtyards... more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 179.00
Indispensable for the study of Tibeto-Mongol translations and language history, this first dictionary of Sonom Gara?s Middle Mongol version of the Tibetan moral guide Legs bshad of Sa skya Pandita (1182-1251) lists the Mongol words with their English and Tibetan equivalents. more...