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LINGUIST List 18.3259

Tue Nov 06 2007

Books: Language Description/General Linguistics: Plaisier

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        1.    Liesbeth Kanis, A Grammar of Lepcha: Plaisier


Message 1: A Grammar of Lepcha: Plaisier
Date: 25-Oct-2007
From: Liesbeth Kanis <kanisbrill.nl>
Subject: A Grammar of Lepcha: Plaisier
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Title: A Grammar of Lepcha
Subtitle: Languages of the Greater Himalayan Region, Volume 5
Series Title: Brill's Tibetan Studies Library 5
Published: 2007
Publisher: Brill
                http://www.brill.nl

Book URL: http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=10&pid=26287

Author: H. Plaisier
Hardback: ISBN: 9004155252 9789004155251 Pages: 256 Price: U.S. $ 120.00
Abstract:

The Lepcha language has been shrouded in a veil of tantalising mystique
ever since Colonel George Mainwaring in the 1870s disseminated the myth
that Lepcha was the most perfect of tongues and represented the primordial
language of men and fairies. The present book is the first ever
comprehensive reference grammar of this language, spoken by the indigenous
tribal people of Darjeeling, Sikkim and Kalimpong. Some popular lore about
Lepcha has a firm basis in fact, however. Lepcha represents a branch unto
itself within the Tibeto-Burman languages. Lepcha is written in its own
unique script. This highly readable grammar explains the structure of the
language, its sound system and salient features, and includes a lexicon and
cultural history. With financial support of the International Institute for
Asian Studies (http://www.iias.nl/).

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Lepcha (lep)

Written In: English (eng )

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