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structure of Kiranti languages

Karen H. Ebert

structure of Kiranti languages

comparative grammar and texts

by Karen H. Ebert

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Published by Seminar für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Zürich in Zürich .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Kiranti languages.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-283).

    StatementKaren H. Ebert.
    SeriesArbeiten des Seminars für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft der Universität Zürich -- Nr. 13
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL3795 .E24 1994
    The Physical Object
    Pagination283 p. ;
    Number of Pages283
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17246877M
    ISBN 103952101052

    Personal and possessive pronouns in Puma (Southern Kiranti) Balthasar Bickel Introduction Puma is one of the endangered Kiranti languages of Nepal spoken by an ethnic group of the same name (ISO .


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[Karen H Ebert]. Beginning with the rules behind ancient languages such as Sanskrit structure of Kiranti languages book Greek, she then focuses on how the rules of English have developed-from nouns and pronouns, verbs and adverbs, to tenses, the passive voice, questions, imperatives, and much more/5(17).

The Kirati people and Kiranti languages between the rivers Likhu and Arun, including some small groups east of the Arun, are usually referred to as the Rai people, which is a geographic grouping rather than a genetic grouping. structure of Kiranti languages book The Sunuwars inhabit the region westward of River Sun Koshi.

Other groups who claim descent from Kirat. Understanding language structure and use provides teachers with essential tools to help students learn. All languages share universal features, such as the abil-ity structure of Kiranti languages book label objects and to describe actions and events.

All languages are divided into various subsystems (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and prag-matics).

There are structure of Kiranti languages book 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 structure of Kiranti languages book decades.

This volume includes overview articles as well as descriptions of individual languages and comments on Reviews: 2. This book is a comprehensive description of the grammar of Rapa Nui, the Polynesian language spoken on Easter Island.

After an introductory chapter, the grammar deals with phonology, word classes, the noun phrase, possession, the verb phrase, verbal and nonverbal clauses, mood and. Structure of Kiranti languages book the Book.

This grammar provides the first comprehensive grammatical description of Yakkha, a Sino-Tibetan language of the Kiranti branch. Yakkha is spoken by ab speakers in eastern Nepal, in the Sankhuwa Sabha and Dhankuta districts.

The grammar is based on original fieldwork in the Yakkha community. LANGUAGE: ITS STRUCTURE AND USE explains core concepts in an interactive style that you can understand no matter what your major. With features like What Do You Think. and Try It Yourself, you'll understand what you're experiencing on campus and in the classroom from a linguistics perspective.

The expanded study sections and the available workbook provide you with the tools you'll Reviews: 1. No part of this book may be reprinted or reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical, or other means, 3 Sentence structure and word order 94 4 Major sentence types 96 Further reading PART 10 KIRANTI LANGUAGES 31 Kiranti languages: an overview Karen H.

Ebert 1 Introduction This grammar provides the first comprehensive grammatical description of Yakkha, a Sino-Tibetan language of the Kiranti branch. Yakkha is spoken by ab speakers in eastern Nepal, in the Sankhuwa Sabha and Dhankuta districts.

The grammar is based on original fieldwork in the Yakkha community. Its primary source of data is a corpus of 13, clauses from narratives and naturally. Kulung is a Kiranti language spoken in eastern Nepal. These languages used to be called “complex-pronominalising” languages because the verb exhibits biactantial agreement for person and number.

The book structure of Kiranti languages book the structure of Kiranti languages book, morphology and syntax as well as sample texts, verbal paradigms and a Kulung-English lexicon.

Proto-Tibeto-Burman (PTB) is the reconstructed ancestor of the Tibeto-Burman languages, that is, the Sino-Tibetan languages except for initial reconstruction was produced by Paul K. Benedict and since refined by James l other researchers argue that the Tibeto-Burman languages sans Chinese do not constitute a monophyletic group within Sino-Tibetan, and therefore that.

This web edition of the Ethnologue may be cited as: Eberhard, David M., Gary F. Simons, and Charles D. Fennig (eds.). Ethnologue: Languages of the World. Twenty. AbstractStudies of narrative in various European languages analyzed the Author: Pavel Ozerov.

Book review: Date: Jul 1, Words: Previous Article: Revitalization of the regional development agenda in Nepal: lessons from British model. Next Article: The Structure of Kiranti Languages: Comparative Grammar and Texts. Topics. "This is a very important book for South Asian and Sino-Tibetan linguistic scholarship.

Of the languages of Northeast India, only a handful have been documented; the present work brings the number of full-scale modern grammars for these languages to six. Thus it represents a unique and extremely valuable contribution.".

This book is the first description of Kulung, a complex-pronominalising Kiranti (Tibeto-Burman) language spoken in eastern Nepal.

It contains the phonology, morphology, and syntax as well as sample texts, verbal paradigms, and a Kulung-English lexicon. Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection. The structure of Kiranti languages: Comparative grammar and texts Ebert, K.

‘ Kiranti languages: An overview ’, in G. Thurgood and R. LaPolla (eds.), The Sino-Tibetan languages. London and New York: Routledge, pp. The Kiranti languages are particularly important for comparative Tibeto-Burman studies, and they manifest a con-siderable number of phonological and morphosyntactic features of general in-terest.

Until recently there has been no extended and reliable documentation for any of the Kiranti languages; the book under review (hereafter LH) joins.

The set of meaningful units in the lexicon is therefore more or less finite, but not exactly the same for every speaker. Some meaningful units have only grammatical meaning, e.g. suffixes on words such as -ing, -s, -ed, -th (as in width etc.) and so on.

So we distinguish between lexical meaning and ; grammatical meaningful units. The grammatical morphemes are more finite in number than the. Book Point Senier, H.W.R., by Major. ( A.D.). A Vocabulary of the Limbu Language of Eastern Nepal, Compiled Intelligence branch division of the staff, Simla: printed at the Government monotype press Shrestha, Keshab.

( A.D). Dictionary of Nepalese Plants Names, Nepal Lithographing Co. Lazimpat, Kathmandu: Mandala Book Point Kantipath. Helga So-Hartmann’s A Descriptive Grammar of Daai Chin must now be ranked as the most detailed and sophisticated grammar of a Chin language to have appeared since Eugénie J.A.

Henderson's classic () study of Tiddim (Northern Chin group).1 The Daai language, formerly known by rather pejorative Burmese exonyms,2 is an important member of the. PDF | Introduction Many if not most Tibeto-Burman languages exhibit a means of referencing the location or trajectory of a referent in terms of one of | Find, read and cite all the research you Author: Mark W Post.

A second way of classifying languages is based on the word order they use: SOV (subject-object-verb) is preferred by the greatest number of languages. Included are the Indoeuropean languages of India, such as Hindi and Bengali, the Dravidian languages of southern India, Armenian, Hungarian, Turkish and its relatives, Korean, Japanese, Burmese, Basque, and most Australian aboriginal languages.

languages. The Kiranti comparable corpus The data presented in this paper is from personal fieldwork on three languages of the Kiranti subgroup, namely Thulung, Koyi and Khaling3. The creation of a comparable corpus could also be achieved using materials in existing descriptions of other Kiranti languages.

Such. PDF | On Jan 1,Balthasar Bickel and others published Multivariate typology and field linguistics: a case study on detransitivization in Kiranti (Sino-Tibetan) | Find, read and cite all the Author: Balthasar Bickel.

Language, a journal of the Linguistic Society of America, is published quarterly and contains articles, short reports, and book reviews on all aspects of linguistics, focusing on the area of theoretical ofLanguage features online content in addition to the print edition, including supplemental materials and articles presented in various sections: Teaching Linguistics.

Drawing on studies of endangered languages from around the world - Europe, Asia, Africa and North and South America - this volume considers how these new resources might best be applied, and the problems that they can bring. It also re-assesses more traditional techniques of documentation in light of new technologies and works towards achieving.

This book presents a range of exciting realizations and new projects from field linguists, typologists and computational linguists, to handle documentation and analysis of endangered languages in a smart and connected way. The first part of the book focuses on the development of new technologies for endangered languages.

Mantaro J. Hashimoto, ‘Origin of the East Asian Linguistic Structure: Latitudinal Transitions and Longitudinal Developments of East and Southeast Asian Languages’, Computational Analyses of Asian and African Languages (National Inter-University Research Institute of Asian and African languages and cultures, Tokyo) 22,Nominalization and focus constructions in some Kiranti languages Balthasar Bickel University of California at Berkeley and University of Zürich 1.

Introduction: the SSTN pattern and internal-head relative clauses It is well-known that in many if not most Sino-Tibetan languages relative clause and.

University of Montana ScholarWorks at University of Montana Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers Graduate School Automated Adaptation Between KirantiAuthor: Daniel Richard McCloy.

The first article, “Languages and dialects”, is from Fang-Kuei. Li, who laid out a basic outline of the languages of China in an article for the Chinese Year Book published by Commercial Press in Shanghai, (pp. This became a very influential view of the.

some Kiranti systems. This leads to the question whether the features involved are due to areal diffusion or rather an internal drift in Tibeto-Burman languages. Maybe the Burmese system is not an “answer to the areal pull of “Indian” syntax” (Masica ), but an indigenous feature (“inner dynamic”) of Tibeto-Burman languages.

word. ME has been previously described in a number of languages of the Nakh-Dagestanian language family (BokarevHarrisMagometov ), as well as in other languages such as Limbu, Dumi, Athpare, and Chintang (Kiranti languages, a subgroup ofFile Size: KB. It focusses on morphosyntactic and semantic issues, as these present highly complex and comparatively under-researched fields in Kiranti languages.

The sequence of the chapters follows the well-established order of phonological, morphological, syntactic and discourse-structural by: 4. Book Reviews denote’ (p), according to Dixon. Parts of speech categories are not semantic classes; if they were, ‘burn’ and ‘fire’ would be the same part of speech.

Semantic categories, even when written in capital letters, exist in the mind of an author and not in the structure of languages. Since ‘les. Crossreference is listed in the World's largest and most authoritative dictionary database of abbreviations and acronyms The Structure of Kiranti Languages: Comparative Grammar and Texts.

Another minor complaint about the edition of the chants is that their numbering differs from that of the body of the book, and that no crossreference.

South Asian languages are rich in linguistic pdf and number. This book explores the similarities and differences of about forty languages from the four different language families (Austro-Asiatic, Dravidian, Indo-Aryan (Indo-European) and Tibeto-Burman (Sino-Tibetan)).Author: Kārumūri V.

Subbārāo.This volume advances our understanding of how word structure in terms of affix ordering is organized in the languages of the world. A central issue in linguistic theory, affix ordering receives much attention amongst the research community, though most studies deal with only one language.non-declarative speech acts, and complex sentence structure.

It provides copious examples throughout the ebook and includes three short native texts and a vocabulary of more than words, many of them reconstructed for Proto-Kham and Proto-Tibeto-Burman.

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