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Title: Languages of the Greater Himalayan Region, Volume 3 A Grammar of Jero
Subtitle: With a Historical Comparative Study of the Kiranti Languages
Written By: Jean Robert Opgenort
URL: http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=10&pid=24007
Series Title: Brill's Tibetan Studies Library 5
Description:

This description of the phonology, morphology and syntax of the endangered
(Tibeto-Burman) Jero language as spoken in eastern Nepal, appears in sequel
to the author's 2004 Grammar of Wambule, the language most closely
related to Jero.
It pictures the complex-pronominalising language of the Jero Rai, one of
the Kiranti tribes of eastern Nepal. With a historical comparative study
of the Kiranti languages, the branch of the Tibeto-Burman language family
to which both Jero and Wambule belong. An exhaustive and model reference
work for Tibeto-Burman linguistics, language typology and linguistic
theory. With financial support of the International Institute for Asian
Studies (www.iias.nl).

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Jerung

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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9004145052
ISBN-13: 9789004145054
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