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The Sino-Tibetan Languages

Edited by: Graham Thurgood , Randy J. LaPolla

Print publication date:  December  2002
Online publication date:  May  2006

Print ISBN: 9780700711291
eBook ISBN: 9780203221051
Adobe ISBN: 9781135797188

10.4324/9780203221051
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There are more native speakers of Sino-Tibetan languages than of any other language family in the world. Records of these languages are among the oldest for any human language, and the amount of active research on them, both diachronic and synchronic, has multiplied in the last few decades. This volume includes overview articles as well as descriptions of individual languages and comments on the subgroups in which they occur. In addition to a number of modern languages, there are descriptions of several ancient languages.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  A Subgrouping of the Sino-Tibetan Languages: The Interaction Between Language Contact, Change, and Inheritance Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Overview of Sino-Tibetan Morphosyntax Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Word Order in Sino-Tibetan Languages from a Typological And Geographical Perspective  Download PDF
Chapter  4:  A Sketch of Late Zhou Chinese Grammar Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Chinese Dialects: Phonology Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Chinese Dialects: Grammar Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Characteristics of Mandarin Dialects Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Shanghai Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Cantonese Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Chinese Writing Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Tibeto-Burman Languages of Northeastern India  Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Burmese Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Lahu  Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Lisu  Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Akha Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Classical Tibetan Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Lhasa Tibetan Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Tamang Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Chantyal  Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Nar-Phu  Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Dolakhā Newār Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Kathmandu Newar (NepāL Bhāśā) Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Garo  Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Jinghpo Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Hakha Lai  Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Meithei Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Tshangla Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Tani Languages Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Cogtse Gyarong Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Caodeng Rgyalrong Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Kiranti Languages: An Overview Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Hayu Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Camling Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Belhare Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Qiang  Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Prinmi: A Sketch of Niuwozi  Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Tangut Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Eastern Kayah Li Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Pwo Karen Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Yunnan Bai  Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Dulong Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Kham Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Lepcha Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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