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LINGUIST List 19.1930

Wed Jun 18 2008

Books: Language Documentation: Borchers

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        1.    Liesbeth Kanis, A Grammar of Sunwar: Borchers

Message 1: A Grammar of Sunwar: Borchers
Date: 18-Jun-2008
From: Liesbeth Kanis <kanisbrill.nl>
Subject: A Grammar of Sunwar: Borchers
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Title: A Grammar of Sunwar
Subtitle: Descriptive Grammar, Paradigms, Texts and Glossary
Series Title: Languages of the Greater Himalayan Region, Volume 7
Published: 2008
Publisher: Brill

Book URL: http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=210&pid=30370

Author: Dörte Borchers
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004167094 Pages: 344 Price: Europe EURO 89
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004167094 Pages: 344 Price: U.S. $ 133

This description of Sunwar, an endangered Tibeto-Burman language spoken in
eastern Nepal, is based on extensive field work by the author and contains
a chapter with background information on the Sunwar language, its speakers
and their culture, followed by sections on the phonology, the indigenous
writing system and the morphology of Sunwar. Verb paradigms, glossed texts,
a Sunwar-English glossary and bibliographical references are also presented.

Contact between the Sunwar and Nepali languages resulted in language
change, most visible in the verbal system, where the older biactantial
agreement system typical for Kiranti languages disappeared and suffix
conjugations emerged.
This book will interest those interested in descriptive linguistics,
language change and languages of South Asia.

About the author(s)
Dörte Borchers
, Ph.D. (2007) in Descriptive Linguistics, Leiden University, has published
on language politics, minority languages, and Sunwar and done research on
Burmese. She is currently working on the documentation of Surel.

Linguists and anthropologists working on languages of South and Central
Asia, linguistic typologists and all those with an interest in Himalayan
languages and cultures.
Descriptive linguistics, language documentation, language typology,
language change, South Asia, Central Asia, Nepal, Sunwar, Kiranti,
HImalaya, Tibeto-Burman linguistics

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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Sunwar (suz)

Written In: English (eng )

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