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Title: A Grammar of the Thangmi Language
Subtitle: With an Ethnolinguistic Introduction to the Speakers and Their Culture
Written By: Mark Turin
Series Title: Brill's Tibetan Studies Library 5

This monograph is a grammar of Thangmi, an endangered Tibeto-Burman
language spoken in the districts of Dolakhā and Sindhupālcok in
central-eastern Nepal. The language is spoken by upwards of 25,000 people
belonging to an ethnic group of the same name. The Thangmi are one of
Nepal's least documented communities.

The book is comprised of three sections: a grammatical description of the
Dolakhā dialect of Thangmi, a collection of glossed oral texts and a
lexicon with relevant examples. In addition, the reader will find an
extensive ethnolinguistic introduction to the speakers and their culture.
For students and scholars of anthropology and linguistics, this study is a
compelling illustration of the interweaving of these disciplines in the
context of Himalayan studies.

With financial support of the International Institute for Asian Studies

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Thangmi

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9004155260
ISBN-13: 9789004155268
Pages: 900 pp.
Prices: U.S. $ 228
Europe EURO 169