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Sino-Tibetan languages

  • Rabhaby Erik Andre Andersen; Birgit Lindsnaes; Stig Ree

    BRILL 2006; US$ 310.00

    Aims to contribute to the debate on global public goods. This book investigates the possibilities and disadvantages of applying the idea of public goods in a global context. It explains the history of the concept and its significance for human rights. more...

  • 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...

  • Medieval Tibeto-Burman languagesby C.I. Beckwith

    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...

  • Sino-Tibetanby Paul K. Benedict

    Cambridge University Press 1972; US$ 34.00

    A comprehensive account of the Sino-Tibetan language. more...

  • Linguistics of the Himalayas and Beyondby Roland Bielmeier; Felix Haller

    De Gruyter Mouton 2007; US$ 196.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Tibetanby Philip Denwood

    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...

  • Modern Tibetan Literature and Social Changeby Lauran R. Hartley; Patricia Schiaffini-Vedani

    Duke University Press 2008; US$ 89.95

    The first systematic and detailed overview of modern Tibetan literature. more...