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Author LaPolla, Randy J.

Title A grammar of Qiang : with annotated texts and glossary / by Randy J. LaPolla with Chenglong Huang
Published Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 445 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Mouton grammar library ; 31
Mouton grammar library ; 31
Contents Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; List of tables, figures, and plates; Abbreviations; Plates; Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 The phonological system; Chapter 3 The noun phrase; Chapter 4 The verb complex; Chapter 5 The clause and complex structures; Texts; Text 1 The Creation of the World; Text 2 The Legend of the Origin of All Things; Text 3 An Orphan; Text 4 Uncle Snake; Text 5 The Story of a Lazy Man; Text 6 The Old Man of the Chen Family; English-Qiang glossary arranged by semantic field; Index to English glosses in glossary; Notes; References; Index to the grammar
Summary This book is a full reference grammar of Qiang, one of the minority languages of southwest China, spoken by about 70,000 Qiang and Tibetan people in Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in northern Sichuan Province. It belongs to the Qiangic branch of Tibeto-Burman (one of the two major branches of Sino-Tibetan). The dialect presented in the book is the Northern Qiang variety spoken in Ronghong Village, Yadu Township, Chibusu District, Mao County. This book, the first book-length description of the Qiang language in English, is the result of many years of work on the language, and is as
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-442) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Subject Khyang language -- Grammar.
Form Electronic book
Author Huang, Chenglong, 1968-
ISBN 311017829X (alk. paper)
3110197278 (electronic bk.)
9783110178296 (alk. paper)
9783110197273 (electronic bk.)