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LINGUIST List 20.4244

Thu Dec 10 2009

Diss: Historical Ling: Button: 'A Reconstruction of Proto Northern...'

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        1.    Chris Button, A Reconstruction of Proto Northern Chin in Old Burmese and Old Chinese Perspective

Message 1: A Reconstruction of Proto Northern Chin in Old Burmese and Old Chinese Perspective
Date: 08-Dec-2009
From: Chris Button <chris.buttonhotmail.com>
Subject: A Reconstruction of Proto Northern Chin in Old Burmese and Old Chinese Perspective
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Institution: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Program: Department of Linguistics
Dissertation Status: Completed
Degree Date: 2009

Author: Chris Button

Dissertation Title: A Reconstruction of Proto Northern Chin in Old Burmese and Old Chinese Perspective

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Dissertation Director:
James Matisoff
Justin Watkins
Theodora Bynon

Dissertation Abstract:

The phonology, morphology and semantics of six Northern Chin languages are
investigated in terms of their relationships with Old Burmese and Old
Chinese. Regular correspondences are achieved through a vertical two vowel
system and a segmentally derived three tone system. A word list with
reconstructed Northern Chin forms, of which several are used in the
comparisons with Old Burmese and Old Chinese throughout the work, is
included as an appendix.



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