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A Grammar Of Tshangla

A Grammar Of Tshangla
Author: Erik E. Andvik
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004178279
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"A Grammar of Tshangla" is the first major linguistic description of Tshangla, a Tibeto-Burman language spoken in Bhutan, northeast India, and southwest China. Written from a functional-typological perspective, it contains a wealth of illustrative examples both from elicited data and from spontaneously generated texts. It is a truly comprehensive description, including sections on phonology, lexicon, morphophonemics, morphosyntactic structure, clause-concatenating constructions, as well as discourse-pragmatic features. The volume will be of interest to language students, and to linguists and ethnographic scholars seeking to understand the Bhutanese and South Asian linguistic situation. The large amount of raw language data presented here make this "Grammar of Tshangla" an indispensable tool for students of Tibeto-Burman comparative linguistics and morphosyntactic theory in general.
A Grammar of Tshangla
Language: en
Pages: 488
Authors: Erik E. Andvik
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: BRILL
"A Grammar of Tshangla" is the first major linguistic description of Tshangla, a Tibeto-Burman language spoken in Bhutan, northeast India, and southwest China. Written from a functional-typological perspective, it contains a wealth of illustrative examples both from elicited data and from spontaneously generated texts. It is a truly comprehensive description, including sections on phonology, lexicon, morphophonemics, morphosyntactic structure, clause-concatenating constructions, as well as discourse-pragmatic features. The volume will be of interest to language students, and to linguists and ethnographic scholars seeking to understand the Bhutanese and South Asian linguistic situation. The large amount of raw language data presented here make this "Grammar of Tshangla" an indispensable tool for students of Tibeto-Burman comparative linguistics and morphosyntactic theory in general.
A Grammar of Bjokapakha
Language: en
Pages: 514
Authors: Selin Grollmann
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher: Brill's Tibetan Studies Librar
"A grammar of Bjokapakha by Selin Grollmann constitutes the first description of Bjokapakha, an endangered language spoken in central Bhutan belonging to the Tshangla branch of Trans-Himalayan. This grammar comprises a description of the phonology, lexicon, nominal morphology, predicate structures and syntax. In addition to the descriptive parts, this book encompasses a historical-comparative account of Bjokapakha. The introductory chapter provides a comparison with the standard variety of Tshangla and corroborates the internal diversity of the Tshangla branch. The present-day structure of Bjokapakha verbal morphology is illuminated by means of an internal reconstruction. Moreover, this book contains a glossary and a text collection"--
A Grammar of Kurtöp
Language: en
Pages: 474
Authors: Gwendolyn Hyslop
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-06 - Publisher: BRILL
A grammar of Kurtöp presents the phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics of Kurtöp, a Tibeto-Burman language of northeastern Bhutan. When possible, data are presented in a comparative light, lending insight into the development of phenomena such as tonogenesis and nominalizations.
A Grammar of Darma
Language: en
Pages: 592
Authors: Christina Willis Oko
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08-26 - Publisher: BRILL
A Grammar of Darma provides a comprehensive description of this threatened Tibeto-Burman language spoken in India’s Himalayan region. The description is based on a corpus that includes natural discourse and elicited data. The analysis is informed by a functional-typological framework.
The Languages and Linguistics of South Asia
Language: en
Pages: 927
Authors: Hans Henrich Hock, Elena Bashir
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-24 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
With nearly a quarter of the world’s population, members of at least five major language families plus several putative language isolates, South Asia is a fascinating arena for linguistic investigations, whether comparative-historical linguistics, studies of language contact and multilingualism, or general linguistic theory. This volume provides a state-of-the-art survey of linguistic research on the languages of South Asia, with contributions by well-known experts. Focus is both on what has been accomplished so far and on what remains unresolved or controversial and hence offers challenges for future research. In addition to covering the languages, their histories, and their genetic classification, as well as phonetics/phonology, morphology, syntax, and sociolinguistics, the volume provides special coverage of contact and convergence, indigenous South Asian grammatical traditions, applications of modern technology to South Asian languages, and South Asian writing systems. An appendix offers a classified listing of major sources and resources, both digital/online and printed.
A typology of questions in Northeast Asia and beyond
Language: en
Pages: 543
Authors: Andreas Hölzl
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-29 - Publisher: Language Science Press
This study investigates the distribution of linguistic and specifically structural diversity in Northeast Asia (NEA), defined as the region north of the Yellow River and east of the Yenisei. In particular, it analyzes what is called the grammar of questions (GQ), i.e., those aspects of any given language that are specialized for asking questions or regularly combine with these. The bulk of the study is a bottom-up description and comparison of GQs in the languages of NEA. The addition of the phrase and beyond to the title of this study serves two purposes. First, languages such as Turkish and Chuvash are included, despite the fact that they are spoken outside of NEA, since they have ties to (or even originated in) the region. Second, despite its focus on one area, the typology is intended to be applicable to other languages as well. Therefore, it makes extensive use of data from languages outside of NEA. The restriction to one category is necessary for reasons of space and clarity, and the process of zooming in on one region allows a higher resolution and historical accuracy than is usually the case in linguistic typology. The discussion mentions over 450 languages and dialects from
Sprachwissenschaft
Language: de
Pages: 467
Authors: Peter Auer
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-01-18 - Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Das Phänomen Sprache und seine aktuelle Erforschung. Sprachwissenschaft umfasst mehr als nur Grundlegendes wie Laute, Wörter und Sätze. Daher greift das Lehrbuch über die grammatischen Disziplinen hinaus zahlreiche Themen auf, die das Interesse für das Fach Linguistik wecken: sprachliche Interaktion, Variation und Wandel, Sprachkontakt und Mehrsprachigkeit, Sprache und Kultur, Ursprung der Sprache u. a. Das große Format und das zweifarbige Layout erleichtern den Überblick. Umfassend und kompakt ideal für BA-Studierende.
The Sonority Controversy
Language: en
Pages: 503
Authors: Steve Parker
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-08-31 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Sonority has a long and contentious history. It has often been invoked by linguists as an explanatory principle underlying various cross-linguistic phonotactic generalizations, especially within the domain of the syllable. However, many phonologists and phoneticians have expressed concerns about the adequacy of formal accounts based on sonority, including even doubts about the very existence of sonority itself. To date, the topic of sonority has never been the focus of an entire book. Consequently, this is the first complete volume that explores diverging viewpoints about phonological phenomena rooted in sonority taken from numerous languages. All of the contributors are well-known and respected linguists who publish their research in leading academic outlets. Furthermore, each chapter in this collection contains new, cutting-edge results based on the latest trends in the field. Hence, no other extant piece of literature matches this volume in terms of its breadth and coverage of issues, all converging on the common theme of sonority. Given the wide variety of subtopics in this collection, there is something to appeal to everyone — the list of contributions encompasses areas such as Optimality Theory, acquisition, computational modeling, acoustic phonetics, typology, syllable structure, speech perception, markedness, connectionism, psycholinguistics, and even MRI technology. What
Diachrony of differential argument marking
Language: en
Pages: 563
Authors: Ilja A. Seržant, Alena Witzlack-Makarevich
Categories: Electronic books
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018 - Publisher: Language Science Press
While there are languages that code a particular grammatical role (e.g. subject or direct object) in one and the same way across the board, many more languages code the same grammatical roles differentially. The variables which condition the differential argument marking (or DAM) pertain to various properties of the NP (such as animacy or definiteness) or to event semantics or various properties of the clause. While the main line of current research on DAM is mainly synchronic the volume tackles the diachronic perspective. The tenet is that the emergence and the development of differential marking systems provide a different kind of evidence for the understanding of the phenomenon. The present volume consists of 18 chapters and primarily brings together diachronic case studies on particular languages or language groups including e.g. Finno-Ugric, Sino-Tibetan and Japonic languages. The volume also includes a position paper, which provides an overview of the typology of different subtypes of DAM systems, a chapter on computer simulation of the emergence of DAM and a chapter devoted to the cross-linguistic effects of referential hierarchies on DAM.
Spatial Interrogatives in Europe and Beyond
Language: en
Pages: 776
Authors: Thomas Stolz, Nataliya Levkovych, Aina Urdze, Julia Nintemann, Maja Robbers
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-08-07 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
The extant generalizations about the grammar of space rely heavily on the analyses of declarative sentences. There is a need to check whether these generalizations also hold in the domain of interrogation. To this end this book analyzes data from some 450 languages (including non-standard varieties). The focus is on paradigms of spatial interrogatives such as English where, whither and whence and their internal organization. These paradigms are checked for recurrent patterns of morphological mismatches (such as syncretism) and different degrees of complexity (e.g. the number of segments). The data-base consists of a large parallel literary corpus (Le petit prince and translations thereof) which is complemented by further sources of information such as descriptive grammars. The data are analyzed from a synchronic perspective. However, diachronic issues are addressed unsystematically, too. It is shown that the distribution of phenomena which characterize paradigms of spatial interrogatives are subject to areal-linguistic factors. This is the first typological study of spatial interrogatives. It provides new insights for students of the grammar of space, morphological paradigms, and language typology.