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LINGUIST List 18.3792

Tue Dec 18 2007

Books: Morphology/Typology: Bielmeier, Haller (Eds)

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, Linguistics of the Himalayas and Beyond: Bielmeier, Haller (Eds)

Message 1: Linguistics of the Himalayas and Beyond: Bielmeier, Haller (Eds)
Date: 17-Dec-2007
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Linguistics of the Himalayas and Beyond: Bielmeier, Haller (Eds)
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Title: Linguistics of the Himalayas and Beyond
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] 196
Published: 2007
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/sp/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110198287-1

Editor: Roland Bielmeier
Editor: Felix Haller
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110198287 Pages: 442 Price: Europe EURO 98.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110198287 Pages: 442 Price: U.S. $ 137.00 Comment: for orders placed in North America

The approximately 250 languages of the Tibeto-Burman family are spoken by
65 million speakers in ten different countries including Pakistan, India,
Nepal, Bhutan, Burma and China/Tibet. They are characterized by a
fascinating linguistic, historical and cultural diversity. The languages
spoken in the Himalayas, on their southern slopes and on the high Tibetan
plateau in the north constitute the core of this diversity. Thus, the 21
papers mainly deal with these languages and some go even beyond to the area
of the Blue Lake in northern Amdo and to southern Kham within linguistic

The ten papers dedicated to Tibetan linguistic studies offer approaches to
the phonological analysis of Balti, to labial place assimilation,
perfective stem renovation and stem alternation connected with verbal
valence in Amdo Tibetan, to directional markers in Tokpe Gola in
northeastern Nepal, to secondary verb constructions in Kham Tibetan, to
narrative texts in Dzongkha, to case-marking patterns in various Tibetan
dialects and to language history of Tibetan in general. Other papers deal
with deictic patterns and narratives in western Himalayan Kinnauri and with
the classification of neighbouring Bunan. With the Tamangic languages of
northern Nepal the relationship between vowels and consonants and the
development of demonstratives and plural markers are addressed. A further
paper investigates the genetic relationship between Dzala and Dakpa, two
East Bodish languages, and another one case-marking in Rabha and Manipuri
in northeastern India. With the Kiranti languages Sampang, Limbu, Chaurasia
and Sunwar in eastern Nepal, questions of accent, pronominally marked
determiners, subclassification and language shift are discussed.

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. The results achieved by leading experts are remarkable
in general, and the book is of interest to linguists, anthropologists and

Linguistic Field(s): Genetic Classification
Language Family(ies): Tibeto-Burman

Written In: English (eng )

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