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Author Schorer, Nicolas, author.

Title The Dura language : grammar and phylogeny / by Nicolas Schorer
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016]
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Series Brill's Tibetan Studies Library
Languages of the Greater Himalayan Region ; volume 5/17
Contents Acknowledgments; List of Figures and Tables; List of Abbreviations; Chapter 1 Introduction; 1.1 Aims; 1.2 Organisation; 1.3 Approach; 1.4 Data on Tibeto-Burman; 1.5 Dura Sources; 1.6 Epistemological Limitations; 1.7 Fieldwork and Informants; 1.8 A Note on the Transliteration and Spelling Conventions; Chapter 2 The Dura and Their Language; 2.1 The Dura People-Kingmakers on the Fringes; 2.2 The Dura Language; 2.3 Earlier Research on Dura; 2.4 Dura Media Frenzy; 2.5 Language Classification; Chapter 3 A Typological Overview; 3.1 Phonology; 3.2 Morphology and Syntax; 3.3 Summary
10.5 Words with Pragmatic FunctionChapter 11 Phylogenetic Evidence; 11.1 Phonology; 11.2 Lexicon; 11.3 Morphology & Syntax; 11.4 The Case of West Bodish; 11.5 Proposed Genetic Affiliation of Dura; Appendix; Maps; Master List of Morphological Items; Dura Sentences; Etymological Reference Dictionary; References; Sources; Bibliography; Index
6.10 The Structure of the Noun Phrase6.11 Unanalysable Nouns; Chapter 7 Adjectives and Adjectivals; 7.1 Common Adjectives; 7.2 Adjectivals; Chapter 8 Verbs; 8.1 Verbal Prefixes; 8.2 Verbal Suffixes; 8.3 Copulas; 8.4 Periphrastic Constructions; 8.5 Modal Constructions; 8.6 Periphrastic Causative; 8.7 Complex Predicate Constructions; Chapter 9 Adverbs; 9.1 Adverbs of Time; 9.2 Adverbs of Location; 9.3 Adverbs of Manner; 9.4 Epistemic Adverbs; Chapter 10 Minor Word Classes; 10.1 Other Pronouns; 10.2 Other Demonstratives; 10.3 Quantifiers; 10.4 Possible Remnants of Numeral Classifiers
Chapter 4 Towards a Phonology of Dura4.1 Consonants; 4.2 Vowels; 4.3 Diphthongs; 4.4 Phonological Processes; 4.5 Phonotactics; Chapter 5 Lexicon; 5.1 Dura Sound Changes; 5.2 Dura Swadesh Lists; 5.3 Kinship Terms; 5.4 Foodstuffs; 5.5 Animals; 5.6 Basic Verbs; 5.7 Numerals; 5.8 Colour Terms; 5.9 Household and Environment; 5.10 Human Body Parts and Body Functions; 5.11 Loanwords; Chapter 6 Nouns; 6.1 Pronouns; 6.2 Noun Categories; 6.3 Nominal Prefixes; 6.4 Case Suffixes; 6.5 Relator Nouns & Postpositions; 6.6 Nominalisations; 6.7 Simple Nouns; 6.8 Compounding; 6.9 Noun Reduplication
Summary In The Dura Language: Grammar andamp; Phylogeny Nicolas Schorer provides the definite descriptive account of this hitherto poorly documented language of Lamjung, Nepal. The Dura language is effectively extinct, although attempts at revival may be undertaken by well-intentioned members of Dura ethnicity. On the basis of a comprehensive study and analysis of all of the extant Dura language material, the book outlines the phonology, nominal and verbal morphology, lexical and syntactic properties as well as the phylogenetic position of the language in unprecedented detail. The result of the phylogenetic inquiry will help explain some of the sociocultural realities associated with the Dura community in Nepal and is a significant contribution to our understanding of the linguistic landscape of the Himalayas
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Dura language -- Grammar
Dura language -- History
Extinct languages -- Nepal
Dura language.
Extinct languages.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- Southeast Asian Languages.
Language and languages.
Lamjung (Nepal : District) -- Languages
Nepal -- Lamjung (District)
Nepal.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016043077
ISBN 9004326405
9789004326408