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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Studies in the Grammatical Tradition in Tibetby Roy Andrew Miller

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1976; US$ 158.00

    This volume reprints ? with additions and corrections ? seven papers originally published 1962?1973, on the indigenous grammars of Tibet and their linguistic tradition. Two ancient treatises commonly attributed to ?Thon-mi Sambhoṭa? are studied extensively, as well as extracts from many other Tibetan texts, with translations, commentaries, and... more...

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

    De Gruyter 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...

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

    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, offering... more...

  • A Grammar of Lepchaby Heleen Plaisier

    BRILL 2006; US$ 138.00

    Lepcha represents a branch unto itself within the Tibeto-Burman languages. This book acts as comprehensive grammar reference of the Lepcha language of Darjeeling, Sikkim and Kalimpong. It explains the structure of the language, its sound system and salient features, and includes a lexicon and cultural history. 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...

  • Sugata Saurabhaby Todd T. Lewis; Subarna Man Tuladhar

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 23.99

    The Sugata Saurabha is an epic poem that retells the story of the Buddha's life. It was published in 1947 in the Nepalese language, Newari, by Chittadhar Hridaya, one of the greatest literary figures of 20th-century Nepal. The text is remarkable for its comprehensiveness, artistry, and nuance. It covers the Buddha's life from birth to death... 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...

  • Himalayan Languagesby Anju Saxena

    De Gruyter 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...