North East Indian Linguistics - Volume 2
| HB | 268 Pages
Series: North East Indian Linguistics, 2
Publisher: Cambridge University Press India
North East Indian Linguistics Volume 2 is the second in a series of selected papers presented at the International Conferences of the North East Indian Linguistics Society (NEILS), a forum for the study of the languages of North East India. The North East Indian languages are the richest and most diverse, yet also one of the least-well-known regions of the linguistics world. NEILS brings together local scholars, students, and well-known researchers from India and across the world to present the latest in research on North East Indian languages and cultures.
The book essentially discusses tonology and phonology in the Assam floodplain. They bring together extensive information on tone in Bodo and Dimasa, studies of Tai Phake songs, the Ahom Bar Amra manuscripts, and the Barpetia dialect of Assamese. A special section on numerals also presents a comparative study of Tibeto-Burman numeral systems and more detailed accounts of Khasi, Karbi, Kom and Aimol.
This book will be of interest to scholars specialising in South and South-East Asian languages and cultures, linguistic diversity and language endangerment.
A Note from the Editors
Chapter 1: Preliminary notes on Dakpa (Tawang Monpa)
Tonology and Phonology in the Assam Floodplain
Chapter 2: An acoustic study of Dimasa tones
Chapter 3: Bodo tones
Chapter 4: The realisation of tones in traditional Tai Phake songs
Chapter 5: Linguistic features of the Ahom Bar Amra
Chapter 6: Some aspects of the phonology of Barpetia Assamese
Special Section on Numerals
Chapter 7: Number-building in Tibeto-Burman languages
Chapter 8: The numeral ‘one’ in Khasi and Karbi
Chapter 9: A comparative study of Kom and Aimol numerals
Morphology and Syntax from Tani to Kuki-Chin
Chapter 10: Predicate derivations in the Tani languages: Root, suffix, both or neither?
Chapter 11: The non-finite markers -la and -pc in Mising
Chapter 12: Universal quantifiers in Manipuri
Chapter 13: Negation in Chothe
Chapter 14: Benefactives in K’cho
Stephen Morey , Associate Director, Research Centre for Linguistic Typology, La Trobe University, Australia
Mark Post , Research fellow, RCLT