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ISBN 9780367570453
Published June 29, 2020 by Routledge
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There are more native speakers of Sino-Tibetan languages than of any other language family in the world. Our records of these languages are among the oldest for any human language, and the amount of active research on them has multiplied in the last few decades.



Now in its second edition and fully updated to include new research, The Sino-Tibetan Languages includes overview articles on individual languages, with an emphasis on the less commonly described languages, as well as descriptions and comments on the subgroups in which they occur.



There are overviews of the whole family on genetic classification and language contact, syntax and morphology, and also on word order typology. There are also more detailed overview articles on the phonology, morphosyntax, and writing system of just the Sinitic side of the family. Supplementing these overviews are articles on Shanghainese, Cantonese and Mandarin dialects. Tibeto-Burman is reviewed by genetic or geographical sub-group, with overview articles on some of the major groups and areas, and there are also detailed descriptions of 41 individual Tibeto-Burman languages, written by world experts in the field.



Designed for students and researchers of Asian languages, The Sino-Tibetan Languages is a detailed overview of the field. This book is invaluable to language students, experts requiring concise, but thorough, information on related languages, and researchers working in historical, typological and comparative linguistics.

Table of Contents



PART 1: Overview Chapters



C01 Sino-Tibetan: genetic and areal subgroups - Graham Thurgood



C02 Overview of Sino-Tibetan  morphosyntax - Randy J. LaPolla



C03 Word order in Sino-Tibetan languages from a typological and geographical perspective - Matthew S. Dryer





PART 2: Sinitic



C04 The Sinitic languages: phonology - Zev Handel



C05 The Sinitic languages: grammar - Anne O. Yue



C06 The characteristics of Mandarin dialects - Dah-an Ho



C07 Cantonese - Robert S. Bauer and Stephen Matthews



C08 Shanghainese - Eric Zee and Liejiong Xu



C09  Chinese writing - Mark Hansell





PART 3: Tibeto-Burman



§3.1: Languages of NE India



C10 The Tibeto-Burman languages of Northeastern India - Mark W. Post and Robbins Burling



C11 Garo - Robbins Burling



C12  Hakha Lai - David A. Peterson



C13  Mongsen Ao - Alexander R. Coupe 



C14  Karbi - Linda Konnerth



C15 Tani languages - Mark W. Post and Jackson T.-S. Sun



C16  Meithei - Shobhana Chelliah



C17 Tangsa - Stephen D. Morey





§3.2: Bodish languages



C18  Classical Tibetan - Scott DeLancey



C19  Lhasa Tibetan - Scott DeLancey



C20  Kurtöp - Gwendolyn Hyslop



C21  Tshangla - Erik Andvik



C22  Dolakhae Newar - Carol Genetti



C23  Kathmandu Newar (Nepāl Bhāṣā) - David Hargreaves





§3.3: Tamangic



C24 Tamang - Martine Mazaudon



C25  Chantyal - Mickey Noonan and Kristine A. Hildebrandt



C26  Manange - Kristine Hildebrandt and Oliver Bond



C27  Nar Phu - Mickey Noonan and Kristine A. Hildebrandt





§3.4 Rung languages



§3.4.1: Rgyalrong languages



C28 Tshobdun rGyalrong - Jackson T.-S. Sun



C29  Cogtse rGyarong - Yasuhiko Nagano



C30 Stau (Ergong, Horpa) - Guillaume Jacques, Lai Yunfan, Anton Antonov and Lobsang Nima



C31  Japhug - Guillaume Jacques



§3.4.2: Rawang-Dulong-Anong



C32  Dulong - Randy J. LaPolla



§3.4.3: Kiranti



C33  Kiranti languages - Boyd Michailovsky



C34  Hayu - Boyd Michailovsky



C35  Belhare - Balthasar Bickel



C36 Camling - Karen H. Ebert



C37  Wambule Rai - Jean Robert Opgenort



§3.4.4: Western Himalayan



C38  Sangla Kinnauri - Anju Saxena





§3.5: Qiangic



C39  Qiang - Randy J. LaPolla



C40 Prinmi - Picus Sizhi Ding



C41  Tangut - Gong Hwang-cherng



C42  Lizu [Ersu] - Katia Chirkova



§3.6: Naic [Naxi]





C43  Yongning Na (Mosuo) - Liberty A. Lidz





§3.7: Lolo-Burmese



C44  Burmese - Julian K. Wheatley



C45  Zaiwa - Zhu Yanhua



C46  Akha - Inga-Lill Hansson



C47  Lisu - David Bradley



C48 James Matisoff Lahu





§3.8: Karenic



C49  Eastern K

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Editor(s)

Biography

Graham Thurgood PhD is Professor Emeritus at California State University, Chico, USA.



Randy J. LaPolla PhD FAHA is Professor of Linguistics at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.