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Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2013 10:56:34
From: Linda Steglich [linda.steglich at degruyter.com]
Subject: Trans-Himalayan Linguistics: Hill, Owen-Smith (Eds)

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Title: Trans-Himalayan Linguistics 
Subtitle: Historical and Descriptive Linguistics of the Himalayan Area 
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] 266  

Publication Year: 2013 
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
	   http://www.degruyter.com/mouton
	

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/204660?format=G 


Editor: Nathan W. Hill
Editor: Thomas Owen-Smith

Electronic: ISBN:  9783110310832 Pages: 444 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Hardback: ISBN:  9783110310740 Pages: 444 Price: Europe EURO 99.95


Abstract:

The Himalaya and surrounding regions are amongst the world's most linguistically diverse places. Of an estimated 600 languages spoken here at Asia's heart, few are researched in depth and many virtually undocumented. Historical developments and relationships between the region's languages also remain poorly understood. "Trans-Himalayan Linguistics" brings together new work on under-researched Himalayan languages with investigations into the complexities of the area's linguistic history, offering original data and perspectives on the synchrony and diachrony of the Greater Himalayan Region.

The volume arises from papers given and topics discussed at the 16th Himalayan Languages Symposium in London in 2010. Most papers focus on Tibeto-Burman languages. These include topics relating to individual - mostly small and endangered - languages, such as Tilung, Shumcho, Rengmitca, Yongning Na and Tshangla; comparative research on the Tibetic, East Bodish and Tamangic language groups; and several papers whose scope covers the whole language family. The remaining paper deals with the origins of Burushaski, whose genetic affiliation remains uncertain.

This book will be of special interest to scholars of Tibeto-Burman, and historical as well as general linguists. 



Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                     Genetic Classification
                     Historical Linguistics
                     Language Typology

Subject Language(s): Burushaski (bsk)

Language Family(ies): Tibeto-Burman


Written In: English  (eng)

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