References on Language Contact in NE India

Chelliah, Shobhana chelliah at UNT.EDU
Wed May 11 17:16:36 UTC 2011

Here are the recommended readings on language contact for Tibeto-Burman languages in NE India.  Thank you all for your sending in your references.  Let me know if I've missed anything.


>From Mark Post





>From Scott DeLancey

5.  Jacquesson, F. 1999. "Abrégé d'histoire de l'Assam jusqu'à l'installation anglaise". Journal asiatique , 287/1, 191-283.


6.  Jacquesson, F. 2000. "Deux territoires d'histoire linguistique, le Brahmapoutre et l'Iénisséï", Bulletin de la Société de Linguistique de Paris , 95/1, 343-388.


7.  Jacquesson, F. 2006 (forthcoming). "The speed of language change, typology and history. Languages, speakers and demography in NE India", in Sanchez-Mazas A, Blench R, Ross M, Peiros I, Lin M (Eds), Past human migrations in East Asia: matching archaeology, linguistics and genetics .


8.  DeLancey, Scott.  "On the origins of Bodo-Garo."  to appear in In Hyslop, Gwendolyn, Stephen Morey, and Mark Post, (eds.), North East Indian Linguistics 4. New Delhi: Foundation/Cambridge University Press India.    (in Mark Post's list).


>From Robbins Burling (also suggested by Alice Vittrant and Bettina Zeisler)

9.  Burling, Robbins.  2009   "The Lingua Franca Cycle, Language Shift and Language Change."  Anthropological Linguistics 19: 207-244.

>From Steve Morey

10.There is some discussion of the contact between the Turung variety of Singpho and the Tai Aiton in Chapter 1 of Morey, Stephen. 2010. Turung - a variety of Singpho language spoken in Assam. Canberra, Pacific Linguistics.

11.Morey, Stephen. 2006. 'Small languages in a polylingual situation - the case of Turung' in R. Elangaiyan, R. McKenna Brown, Nicholas D.M. Ostler and Mahendra K. Verma eds. FEL X: Vital Voices - Endangered Languages and Multilingualism. Mysore: Foundation for Endangered Languages. 87-94

12.Satyanath, Shobha and Nazrin Laskar.2008.  'Lexicon in a Contact Language: The Case of Bishnupriya' in S. Morey and M. Post (eds). North East Indian Linguistics. New Delhi, Cambridge University Press India. 75-92

13.Laskar, Nazrin .2008.  'Temporality in Bishnupriya' in S. Morey and M. Post (eds). North East Indian Linguistics. New Delhi, Cambridge University Press India. 191-202

14.Phillips, Virginia Crowell. 2010. 'Case Marking in Hajong' in G. Hyslop, S. Morey and M. Post (eds). North East Indian Linguistics 3. New Delhi, Cambridge University Press India. 224-240

15.Barz, R.K. and A.V.N. Diller, 1985, Classifiers and standardisation: some South and South-East Asian comparisons. In David Bradley ed., Papers in South-East Asian Linguistics No. 9 - Language Policy, Language Planning and Sociolinguistics in South-East Asia. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

>From Gwen Hyslop

16.Hyslop, Gwendolyn. 2008. Kurtöp Phonology in the Context of Northeast India. In eds. S. Morey and M. Post, North East Indian Linguistics 1, 3-25. Delhi: Cambridge University Press.

>From Alec Coupe

17.Moral, Dipankar. 1997. North-east India as a linguistic area. MKS 27:43-53.

18.   Coupe, A.R.  2007.  Converging patterns of clause linkage in Nagaland.  In New Challenges in Typology Broadening the Horizons and redefining the Foundations.  Matti Miestamo and Bernhard Walchli (eds.), 339-361.  Berlin:  Mouton de Gruyter.

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