LINGUIST List 32.1106

Sat Mar 27 2021

Books: A grammar of Japhug: Jacques

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Date: 25-Mar-2021
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Subject: A grammar of Japhug: Jacques
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Title: A grammar of Japhug
Series Title: Comprehensive Grammar Library
Published: 2021
Publisher: Language Science Press

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Author: Guillaume Jacques
Electronic: ISBN: 9783961103058 Pages: 1596 Price: Europe EURO 0 Comment: Open Access

Japhug is a vulnerable Gyalrongic language, which belongs to the Trans-Himalayan (Sino-Tibetan) family. It is spoken by several thousand speakers in Mbarkham county, Rngaba district, Sichuan province, China. This grammar is the result of nearly 20 years of fieldwork on one variety of Japhug, based on a corpus of narratives and conversations, a large part of which is available from the Pangloss Collection. It covers the whole grammar of the language, and the text examples provide a unique insight into Gyalrong culture. It was written with a general linguistics audience in mind, and should prove useful not only to specialists of Trans-Himalayan historical linguistics and typologists, but also to anthropologists doing research in Gyalrong areas. It is also hoped that some readers will use it to learn Japhug and pursue research on this fascinating language in the future.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Jiarong (jya)

Written In: English (eng)

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