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  • Trans-Himalayan Linguisticsby Thomas Owen-Smith; Nathan Hill

    De Gruyter Mouton 2013; US$ 140.00

    The Himalaya and surrounding regions are amongst the world's most linguistically diverse places. Of an estimated 600 languages, few are researched in depth and many virtually undocumented. This volume brings together new work on under-researched Himalayan languages with investigations into the complexities of the area's linguistic history, offering... more...

  • Colloquial Burmeseby San San Hnin Tun

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Colloquial Burmese is easy to use and completely up to date! Specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or class use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Burmese. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes Colloquial Burmese your best choice in personal language learning? Interactive... more...

  • A Grammar of Khamby David E. Watters

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 48.00

    This is a comprehensive grammatical documentation of Kham, a previously undescribed language from west-central Nepal. more...

  • A Grammar of Qiangby Randy J. LaPolla; Chenglong Huang

    De Gruyter Mouton 2003; US$ 280.00

    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...

  • A Grammar of Mongsen Aoby A.R. Coupe

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 252.00

    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,... more...

  • A Grammar of Sunwarby Dorte Borchers

    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...

  • Proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the IATS, 2003. Volume 6: Contemporary Tibetan Literary Studiesby Steven Venturino

    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...

  • Sugata Saurabhaby Todd T. Lewis; Subarna Man Tuladhar

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 23.99

    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...

  • In the Forest of Faded Wisdomby Gendun Chopel; Donald S. Lopez Jr.

    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...

  • Dictionary of Sonom Gara's Erdeni-yin Sangby Györgi Kara

    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...