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Sino-Tibetan languages

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    Himalayan Languages and Linguistics is an edited collection of new and unpublished primary research findings, some fresh from the field and others derived from comparative textual material, on the Tibeto-Burman, Indo-Aryan and Austroasiatic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

  • 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...

  • A Corpus of Early Tibetan Inscriptionsby H. E. Richardson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95

    Published in the year 2000, A Corpus of Early Tibetan Inscriptions is a valuable contribution to he field of Asian Studies. 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...

  • Colloquial Tibetanby 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    De Gruyter 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)... more...

  • A Grammar of Dolakha Newarby Carol Genetti

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 280.00

    A Grammar of Dolakha Newar is a comprehensive description of a Tibeto-Burman language of Nepal. Brimming with examples from naturaldiscourse, the book couples rigorous description of the language's structures with full discussion of how the structures are used by speakers in connected speech. The result is a rich, readable, and beautifully... more...

  • Tibetan Songs of Realizationby Victoria Sujata

    BRILL 2004; US$ 149.00

    This book is the first commentary in Western literature on the Mgur 'bum, or Collected Songs of Spiritual Realization, of the great Tibetan scholar and siddha, Skal ldan rgya mtsho (1607-1677). Dr. Sujata provides the original Tibetan verses alongside her translations throughout her commentary. A unique CD is included that contains the author's recordings... more...