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- BRILL 2002; US$ 82.00
This work approaches Tibeto-Burman comparative-historical linguistics according to the classical Indo-European model. Articles are included on: Old Zhangzhung, early classical Newari, Pyu, Old Burmese and early Meithei. Glossaries of several early Tibeto-Burman languages are included. more...
- BRILL 2006; US$ 138.00
Lepcha represents a branch unto itself within the Tibeto-Burman languages. This book acts as comprehensive grammar reference of the Lepcha language of Darjeeling, Sikkim and Kalimpong. It explains the structure of the language, its sound system and salient features, and includes a lexicon and cultural history. more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 165.00
The book presents an overview of the aspectual system of Burmese, and it focuses on the analysis and description of the meaning and function of some aspectual markers which are among the most commonly used in the language. The analysis highlights a few important facts. Firstly, these markers, which typically follow the main verb within the verbal complex,... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1976; US$ 158.00
This volume reprints ? with additions and corrections ? seven papers originally published 1962?1973, on the indigenous grammars of Tibet and their linguistic tradition. Two ancient treatises commonly attributed to ?Thon-mi Sambhoṭa? are studied extensively, as well as extracts from many other Tibetan texts, with translations, commentaries, and... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 188.00
The Tibetan language comprises a wide range of spoken and written varieties whose known history dates from the 7th century AD to the present day. Its speakers inhabit a vast area in Central Asia and the Himalayas extending into seven modern nation states, while its abundant literature includes much of vital importance to the study of Buddhism. After... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1975; US$ 102.00
The aim of this essay is to present a phonological analysis of Lushai, a Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the Mizoram province of India, in terms of componential features applying ? as mutation rules ? to the morphophonological level. An analysis of this nature becomes possible if the concepts of phonological extension systems and redundancy-free representations... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1987; US$ 224.00
This monograph lays the foundation for a prosodological theory of Tibeto-Burman languages within a comparative and reconstructional framework. It is primarily based on data collections of mostly unknown languages on which the author worked for more than 10 years on several projects. This comparative study of tonology represents a significant contribution... more...
- De Gruyter 2007; US$ 182.00
The impressive selection of languages and linguistic topics dealt with in this book underlines the diversity of the Tibeto-Burman languages in Central and South Asia and highlights their place within present-day linguistic research. For the first time emphasis is put on the study of the many different Tibetan dialects spoken from Pakistan in the west... 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...