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Sino-Tibetan languages

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

    De Gruyter 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,... 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...

  • The Sino-Tibetan Languagesby Randy J. LaPolla; Graham Thurgood

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 80.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Mongolic Languagesby Juha Janhunen

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 79.95

    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...

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

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 293.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Languages of the Greater Himalayan Region, Volume 7 A Grammar of Sunwarby Dörte Borchers

    BRILL 2008; US$ 132.00

    This description of Sunwar, spoken in eastern Nepal, offers an overview of the language, the culture of its speakers, a collection of glossed texts and a glossary; and it shows how suffix conjugations developed as the result of language contact. more...

  • Languages of the Greater Himalayan Region, Volume 5 A Grammar of Lepchaby Heleen Plaisier

    BRILL 2006; US$ 138.00

    This highly readable book is the first comprehensive reference grammar of the Lepcha language of Darjeeling, Sikkim and Kalimpong. This grammar explains the structure of the language, its sound system and salient features, and includes a lexicon and cultural history. more...