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Author LaPolla, Randy J

Title The Sino-Tibetan Languages
Edition 2nd ed
Published Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2016

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Description 1 online resource (1158 pages)
Series Routledge Language Family Series
Routledge language family series.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; Preface to the second edition; List of abbreviations; Part 1 Overview Chapters; 1 Sino-Tibetan: genetic and areal subgroups; 1 Introduction; 2 Sino-Tibetan; 3 Chinese; 4 Lolo-Burmese branch [Burmese-Lolo]; 5 Bodish: Tibetan, East Bodish, Tshangla, and probably Tamangic; 6 Qiangic languages; 7 The 'Sal' languages; 8 The Northeastern border area; 9 The 'Rung' languages; 10 Rawang and related languages [Nungish]; 11 Kiranti; 12 West Himalayan group; 13 The Kham, Magar, and Chepang languages
14 The Karenic branch15 Tani (Mirish); 16 Kamengic [Puroik, less often Puroit, etc.]; 17 Idu-Digaru (Tawr√£); 18 Kaman-Meyor [Midzuish]; 19 Koro-Milang; 20 Raute, Raji; 21 Unsubgrouped languages; 22 Conclusion; 2 Overview of Sino-Tibetan morphosyntax; 1 Sino-Tibetan; 2 Sinitic; 3 Tibeto-Burman; 3 Word order in Sino-Tibetan languages from a typological and geographical perspective; 1 Introduction; 2 Word order in Tibeto-Burman; 3 Chinese; 4 Conclusion; Part 2 Sinitic; 4 The Sinitic languages: phonology; 1 Introduction; 2 Synchronic phonology: features of modern Chinese varieties
3 Diachronic phonology: features of historic Chinese varieties and developmental trends4 Conclusion; 5 The Sinitic languages: grammar; 1 Introduction; 2 Grammatical categories; 3 Sentence structure and word order; 4 Major sentence types; 6 The characteristics of Mandarin dialects; 1 Mandarin dialects in historical development; 2 Some characteristics of Mandarin dialects; 3 The regional characteristics of Mandarin dialects; 7 Cantonese; 1 Introduction; 2 Phonology; 3 Cantonese lexicon and script; 4 Grammar; 5 Conclusion; 8 Shanghainese; 1 Shanghai phonology; 2 Shanghai morphology and syntax
9 Chinese writing1 Structure and function; 2 Historical development; 3 Writing as evidence in historical reconstruction; 4 Relation to other languages; Part 3 Tibeto-Burman; 3.1 Languages of NE India; 10 The Tibeto-Burman languages of Northeast India; 1 Introduction; 2 Previous research; 3 Nomenclature; 4 Typology; 5 Classification; 6 Conclusions; 11 Garo; 1 Introduction; 2 Phonology; 3 Verbs; 4 Noun phrases; 5 Adverbs and reduplication; 6 Complex sentences; 7 Language contact and language maintenance; 12 Hakha Lai; 1 Introduction; 2 Phonology; 3 Inflectional morphology; 4 Syntax
13 Mongsen Ao1 Overview of Ao dialects; 2 Genetic affiliation; 3 Phonology; 4 Suprasegmental features; 5 Word formation processes; 6 Morphosyntax; 14 Karbi; 1 Introduction; 2 Phonology; 3 Word classes; 4 Morphology; 5 Syntax; 15 Tani languages; 1 Introduction; 2 Genealogy and subgrouping; 3 Phonology; 4 Morphology; 5 Syntax; 16 Meitei; 1 Location and classification; 2 Phonetics and phonology; 3 Morphology; 4 Major lexical categories; 5 Evidentiality and epistemic modality; 6 Syntax; 17 Tangsa; 1 Introduction; 2 Writing; 3 Phonology; 4 Morphology; 3.2 Bodish languages; 18 Classical Tibetan
Notes 1 Old and classical Tibetan
Print version record
Subject Sino-Tibetan languages.
Sino-Tibetan languages
Form Electronic book
Author Thurgood, Graham
ISBN 9781315399485
1315399482