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Sino-Tibetan languages

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  • A Grammar of Tshanglaby Erik Andvik

    BRILL 2010; US$ 179.00

    A Grammar of Tshangla is the first major linguistic description of Tshangla, a Tibeto-Burman language spoken in Bhutan, northeast India, and southwest China. Written from a functional-typological perspective, it contains a wealth of illustrative examples both from elicited data and from spontaneously generated texts. It is a truly comprehensive description,... more...

  • Himalayan Languages and Linguisticsby Mark Turin; Bettina Zeisler

    BRILL 2011; US$ 154.00

    Himalayan Languages and Linguistics is an edited collection of new and unpublished primary research findings, some fresh from the field and others derived from comparative textual material, on the Tibeto-Burman, Indo-Aryan and Austroasiatic languages of this important and underdocumented mountainous region. 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...

  • Colloquial Tibetan: The Complete Course for Beginnersby Jonathan Samuels

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Colloquial Tibetan provides a step-by-step course in Central Tibetan as it is spoken by native speakers. Combining a thorough treatment of the language as it is used in everyday situations with an accurate written representation of this spoken form, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in... more...

  • 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...

  • Balti-English / English-Balti Dictionaryby R. K. Sprigg

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    This book is based on the Khapalu and Skardu dialects of Balti, a member of the Tibeto-Burman family, spoken in Baltistan. The work is distinguished by its phonetic acuity, particularly important in the case of Balti, whose importance to the Tibeto-Burman and Sino-Tibetan comparatists is its close phonetic relationship to the Tibetan script. This book... more...

  • 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 Mongsen Aoby A.R. Coupe

    De Gruyter Mouton 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, and it will... 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...

  • Himalayan Languagesby Anju Saxena

    De Gruyter Mouton 2004; US$ 210.00

    With its many and diverse languages, including some with very long documented histories, its cultural diversity, and its widespread multilingualism- both the stable and transient kind- the Himalayan region is a treasure trove of empirical data for linguistic research on language typology and universals, historical linguistics, language contact and... more...