Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

Words Onscreen

By Naomi S. Baron

Words Onscreen "explores how technology is reshaping our understanding of what it means to read."


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Communication Accommodation Theory

Edited by Howard Giles

Most people modify their ways of speaking, writing, texting, and e-mailing, and so on, according to the people with whom they are communicating. This fascinating book asks why we 'accommodate' to others in this way, and explores the various social consequences arising from it.


Book Information

   
Sun Image

Title: Fragments of the Tocharian A Maitreyasamiti-Nataka of the Xinjiang Museum, China
Written By: Georges-Jean Pinault
Ji Xianling
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 113
Description:

In the winter of 1974, in the Yanki district of the Xinjiang Autonomous Region in China, close to a 1000-Buddha Temple, forest workers accidentally discovered 44 leaves of the manuscript remains of a Tocharian A (an extinct Indo-European language) version of the Maitreyasamiti-Nataka, one of the most important works of Buddhist literature from Central Asia. This volume presents the complete text of the 44 leaves, i.e., 88 pages which are now kept at Urumqi. Although they are far from complete, they are the longest manuscript remains of the text discovered till now. The original manuscripts are written in Central Asian slanting Brahmi. The volume comprises a facsimile of the fragments, the transliterated and partly restored texts, translations, and notes, together with indices and a full glossary, thus making the work accessible for experts and students. The book will serve as a major research tool for specialists in Buddhist and Tocharian studies as well as for Indo-Europeanists and Turkologists.

Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Tokharian A
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110149044
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 392pp
Prices: DM 428,-/approx. US$ 268.00