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Title: Tibeto-Burman subgroups and historical grammar
Contributor(s): van Driem, George (author)
Publication Date: 2011
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: Several distinct strains of thought on subgrouping, presented in memory of David Watters and Michael Noonan, are united by a golden thread. Tamangic consists of Tamangish and maybe something else, just as Shafer would have wanted it. Tamangic may represent a wave of peopling which washed over the Himalayas after Magaric and Kiranti but before Bodish. There is no such language family as Sino-Tibetan. The term 'trans-Himalayan' for the phylum merits consideration. A residue of Tibeto-Burman conjugational morphology shared between Kiranti and Tibetan does not go unnoticed, at least twice. Black Mountain Mönpa is not an East Bodish language, and this too does not go unnoticed.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Himalayan Linguistics, 10(1), p. 31-39
Publisher: University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1544-7502
Field of Research (FOR): 200406 Language in Time and Space (incl Historical Linguistics, Dialectology)
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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