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Sino-Tibetan languages

  • Colloquial Burmeseby San San Hnin Tun; Patrick McCormick

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 79.95

    Colloquial Burmese provides a step-by-step course in Burmese as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Burmese in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language... more...

  • Colloquial Tibetanby Jonathan Samuels

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 79.95

    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...

  • Saffron Shadows and Salvaged Scriptsby Ellen Wiles

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    Until 2012, Myanmar had been ruled for fifty years by one of the most paranoid and repressive censorship regimes in history. The military junta enforced strict reading and writing restrictions in line with their socialist ideology and was terrified of writers who could trigger change. Transition has lifted the worst restrictions, initiating a new... more...

  • Oral and Literary Continuities in Modern Tibetan Literatureby Lama Jabb

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 94.99

    This book reveals that the roots of modern Tibetan literature grow in the rich and fertile soil of Tibet?s oral and literary traditions, rather than in the 1980s as current scholarship presents. more...

  • Das mehrsprachige Klassenzimmerby Manfred Krifka; Joanna Blaszczak; Annette Leßmöllmann; André Meinunger; Barbara Stiebels; Rosemarie Tracy; Hubert Truckenbrodt

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 29.99

    Wie Mehrsprachigkeit in der Schulklasse kreativ genutzt werden kann, dazu liefert das Buch Anregungen und Hintergrundwissen: zur Geschichte und Sprachsituation der häufigsten ausländischen Muttersprachen sowie zu typischen Sprachproblemen mit dem Deutschen. more...

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

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 123.50

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...