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A grammar of Bunan


Widmer, Manuel (2017). A grammar of Bunan. Berlin: De Gruyter.

Abstract

This grammar is the first comprehensive grammatical description of Bunan, a Tibeto-Burman language that is spoken by approximately 4,000 people in the North Indian Himalayas. Based on data gathered during several field visits, the book offers a systematic treatment of a wide range of grammatical phenomena. In twenty chapters, all domains from phonetics and phonology to complex syntactic constructions are analyzed in a detailed and typologically informed manner. Whenever necessary, the author adopts a diachronic perspective to make the synchronic intricacy of Bunan grammar understandable to the reader. In addition, the book features a historical-comparative study of the West Himalayish languages, two annotated texts, and a Bunan-English glossary. The book thus offers a detailed grammatical study of an endangered language that belongs to an understudied subgroup of Tibeto-Burman. It will be valued by general and historical linguistics alike, particularly by those interested in the languages of the Himalayan area.

Abstract

This grammar is the first comprehensive grammatical description of Bunan, a Tibeto-Burman language that is spoken by approximately 4,000 people in the North Indian Himalayas. Based on data gathered during several field visits, the book offers a systematic treatment of a wide range of grammatical phenomena. In twenty chapters, all domains from phonetics and phonology to complex syntactic constructions are analyzed in a detailed and typologically informed manner. Whenever necessary, the author adopts a diachronic perspective to make the synchronic intricacy of Bunan grammar understandable to the reader. In addition, the book features a historical-comparative study of the West Himalayish languages, two annotated texts, and a Bunan-English glossary. The book thus offers a detailed grammatical study of an endangered language that belongs to an understudied subgroup of Tibeto-Burman. It will be valued by general and historical linguistics alike, particularly by those interested in the languages of the Himalayan area.

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Item Type:Monograph
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Comparative Linguistics
Dewey Decimal Classification:490 Other languages
890 Other literatures
410 Linguistics
Language:English
Date:2017
Deposited On:25 Jan 2018 08:26
Last Modified:30 Jul 2018 06:20
Publisher:De Gruyter
Series Name:Mouton grammar library
Volume:71
ISBN:978-3-11-047525-8
Funders:Schweizerischer National Fonds
OA Status:Closed
Related URLs:http://www.comparativelinguistics.uzh.ch/de/staff/widmerm.html (Author)
https://www.degruyter.com/view/product/470415 (Publisher)
https://www.recherche-portal.ch/ZAD:default_scope:ebi01_prod010975336 (Library Catalogue)
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