Date: 08-Dec-2009 From: Chris Button <chris.buttonhotmail.com> Subject: A Reconstruction of Proto Northern Chin in Old Burmese and Old Chinese Perspective E-mail this message to a friend
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
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.