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Message 1: Himalayan Languages: Saxena (Ed)

Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 07:52:19 -0400 (EDT)
From: julia.ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Himalayan Languages: Saxena (Ed)




Title: Himalayan Languages
Subtitle: Past and Present
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 149

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	Mouton de Gruyter
		http://www.mouton-publishers.com

Editor: Anju Saxena

Hardback: ISBN: 3110178419, Pages: viii, 436, Price: EURO 108.00

			
Abstract:

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 univer-sals, historical linguistics, language
contact and areal linguistics. Himalayan Languages contains
contributions on Hima-layan linguistics written by some of the leading
experts in the field.

The volume is divided into three parts: First, a general over-view is
given of the linguistic study of Himalayan languages and language
communities. The second part offers synchronic studies of individual
languages of the region (Indo-Aryan languages Shina and Kalasha, and
Tibeto-Burman languages Belhare, Magar, Kinnauri, Classical Tibetan
and Thangmi). The papers in the third part of the volume address
topics in historical and areal linguistics, with an emphasis on the
Tibeto-Burman languages of the region, discussing grammaticalization
processes (in Sunwar, Newar, Seke, Tshangla and Bantawa) and the
subgrouping of Tibeto-Burman.

Contents

Introduction

Linguistic synchrony and diachrony on the roof of the world -- the
study of Himalayan languages
ANJU SAXENA

Descriptive linguistics

A grammatical comparison of Shina dialects
RUTH LAILA SCHMIDT

Retroflex vowels and other peculiarities in the Kalasha sound system
JAN HEEG�RD AND IDA ELISABETH M�RCH

Direction and differential dative case marking in Magar
KAREN GRUNOW-H�RSTA

Thangmi kinship terminology in comparative perspective
MARK TURIN

Hidden syntax in Belhare
BALTHASAR BICKEL

On the notion of sentence in Classical Tibetan
CLAUS OETKE

On discourse functions of the finite verb in Kinnauri narratives
ANJU SAXENA

Language change	

Preverbal modifiers in Sunwar
WERNER WINTER

Directional prefixes in Kathmandu Newar
DAVID HARGREAVES

Grammaticalization of deictic motion verbs in Seke
ISAO HONDA

"Do" as subordinator in Tshangla
ERIK ANDVIK

Morphosyntactic transparency in Bantawa
JADRANKA GVOZDANOVIC

Areal semantics - is there such a thing?
JAMES A. MATISOFF

Shafer's proto-West Bodish hypothesis and the formation of the Tibetan
verb paradigms
ROLAND BIELMEIER

Newaric and Mahakiranti
GEORGE VAN DRIEM


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