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Books: A Grammar of Kürtop: Hyslop

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Date: 14-Feb-2017
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Subject: A Grammar of Kürtop: Hyslop
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Title: A Grammar of Kürtop
Series Title: Languages of the Greater Himalayan Region (Brill's Tibetan Studies Library)
Published: 2017
Publisher: Brill

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Author: Gwendolyn Hyslop
Electronic: ISBN: 9789004328747 Pages: 458 Price: Europe EURO 135
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004292505 Pages: 458 Price: Europe EURO 135

A grammar of Kurtöp is the first descriptive grammar of Kurtöp, a threatened language of Bhutan, and the only reference grammar of any East Bodish language. The East Bodish languages are a relatively unstudied branch of the larger Tibeto-Burman family, situated in Bhutan and neighbouring regions in Tibet and Arunachal Pradesh. The chapters introduce the language and the people who speak in a historical context and then go on to detail the synchronic and diachronic phonology, discuss word classes and cause structure, morphosyntax and syntax, and illustrate rich system of evidentiality and related categories. The book will be of interest to Tibeto-Burmanists, historical linguists and those interested in the prehistory of the eastern Himalayas, and to typologists.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Kurtokha (xkz)
Language Family(ies): Sino-Tibetan
Areal Regions: East Asian

Written In: English (eng)

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