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Books: North East Indian Linguistics - Volume 5: Hyslop, Morey, Post (Eds)

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Subject: North East Indian Linguistics - Volume 5: Hyslop, Morey, Post (Eds)
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Title: North East Indian Linguistics - Volume 5 Series Title: North East Indian Linguistics Published: 2013 Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Editor: Gwendolyn Hyslop Editor: Stephen Morey Editor: Mark W. Post Hardback: ISBN: 9789382264729 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 60

North East Indian Linguistics Volume 5 presents the latest in descriptive and anthropological linguistic research into the languages of the North East Indian region. Long acknowledged to be among the culturally and linguistically richest and most diverse regions of all Asia, North East India needs to be well-studied and well-understood to underscore its potential.

This volume advances the understanding of North East Indian languages and cultures through analyses of a wide variety of topics in a range of regional languages. The themes discussed in this volume include language contact and genetic linguistics in the languages of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and neighbouring Bhutan, historical grammar within the Bodo-Garo and Mizo-Kuki-Chin branches of Tibeto-Burman, nominalization and the relational marking of noun phrases in North East Indian languages, and new advances in the study of Bodo-Garo phonology – in addition to contributions to the analysis of Eastern Indo-Aryan grammar and the song language of the Pangwa Tangsa.

This book will be of interest to linguists, anthropologists, sociologists, and anyone with an abiding interest in the languages and cultures of this fascinating and understudied region.

About the ContributorsForeword by Kazuyuki KiryuA Note from the Editors

Contact and genetic linguistics1. Koch dialects of Meghalaya and Assam: A sociolinguistic survey2. The Siyom River Valley: An essay on intra-subgroup convergence in Tibeto-Burman3. On the internal phylogeny of East Bodish

Historical-comparative Tibeto-Burman grammar4. Proto-Bodo-Garo verbal elements5. Verb agreement suffixes in Mizo-Kuki-Chin6. Towards deciphering the linguistic content of an age-old Dimasa narrative

The North East Indian noun phrase7. The marking of noun phrases: Some observations on the languages of North East India8. Deverbal nominals in Sumi

Assamese grammar9. Reciprocal constructions in Asamiya10. Question formation in Asamiya (Assamese)

Advances in Boro-Garo phonology11. Tiwa tones in monosyllables12. The ‘sixth’ vowel in the Boro-Garo languages

Poetics and text13. Wihu song of the Pangwa Tangsa: Poetry and linguistic forms, meaning and the transformation into a symbol of identity

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics                             General Linguistics                             Language Documentation                             Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Assamese (asm) Language Family(ies): Bodo-Garo                             Indo-Aryan                             Kuki-Chin                             Tibeto-Burman
Written In: English (eng)

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Cambridge University Press

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