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LINGUIST List 16.2779

Tue Sep 27 2005

Books: Language Description, Dhankute Tamang: Poudel

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Message 1: Dhankute Tamang Grammar: Poudel
Date: 27-Sep-2005
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Dhankute Tamang Grammar: Poudel


Title: Dhankute Tamang Grammar
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Asian Linguistics 60
Published: 2005
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
                http://www.lincom.at

Author: Kedar Prasad Poudel, English Department, Mahendra Multiple Campus, Dharan, Nepal
Paperback: ISBN: 3895864889 Pages: 195 Price: Europe EURO 64.00
Abstract:

Most Tamang people settle around Kathmandu Valley. Some of them have
migrated to the eastern and western hilly regions of the country. Tamang
belongs to the Tibeto-Burman branch of Sino-Tibetan language family.
Dhankute Tamang spoken in the far eastern district Dhankuta has not been
studied so far. The population of Dhankute Tamangs is 11,932 (CBS 2001).
Nepali is their lingua franca and medium of education. Its neighboring
languages are Limbu, Rai, Magar and Newar.

The general objective of this study is to present a description of a
Dhankute Tamang, specifically its phonology, morphology and syntax.
This study consists of 4 chapters. Chapter 1 presents the introductory
remarks. Chapter 2 describes the phonology. Chapter 3 deals with the
lexicon and Chapter 4 describes the syntax.
This work has been entirely based on the field study.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Acknowledgements ii
List of figures and tables
Abbreviations
Chapter 1: Introductory remarks 1
Chapter 2: Tamang phonology 5-38
2.0 Outline 5
2.1 Segmental phonemes 5
2.1.1 Vowels 5
2.1.11 Pure vowels 5
2.1.12 Diphthongs 9
2.1.2 Consonants 10
2.2 Phonotactics 20
2.2.1 Syllable structures 20
2.2.2 Types of syllables 26
2.2.3 Onset consonant clusters 27
2.2.4 Hiatus and onset glides 28
2.2.5 Intervocalic /h/ deletion 29
2.3 Suprasegmental features 30
2.3.1 Juncture 30
2.3.2 Stress 31
2.3.3 Pitch/tone 33
2.3.4 Tone unit 35
2.3.5 Intonation 36
2.3.6 Prosodic lengthening 37
2.4 Conclusion 38
Chapter 3: Lexicon 39-69
3.0 Outline 39
3.1 Tamang words 39
3.1.1 Tibeto-Burman words 39
3.1.2 Borrowed words 40
3.2 Morphological processes 44
3.2.1 Affixation 44
3.2.2 Compounding 59
3.2.3 Reduplication 63
3.2.4 Conversion 68
3.2.3 Abbreviation 68
3.3 Conclusion 69
Chapter 4: The Syntax 70-178

To be continued in our webshop: www.lincom-europa.com

Linguistic Field(s): Language Description

Subject Language(s): Tamang, Eastern (taj)

Written In: English (eng )

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