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A Grammar of Mongsen Ao by
Call Number: PL4001.A691C856
Publication Date: 2007-12-19
A Grammar of Mongsen Ao, the result of the author's fieldwork over a ten-year period, presents the first comprehensive grammatical description of a language spoken in Nagaland, north-east India. This book offers valuable new insights into the structure of a Tibeto-Burman language spoken in a linguistically little-known region of the world. It will be of value to any linguist seeking to clarify genetic relationships within the Tibeto-Burman family, and it will serve more broadly as a reference grammar for typologists interested in the typological features of a Tibeto-Burman language of north-east India.
A phonetic and phonological description of Ao : a Tibeto-Burman language of Nagaland, north-east India by
Call Number: PL4001.A7C856
Publication Date: 2003
The aim of this work is to provide a comprehensive description of the phonetic and phonological features of Ao, a Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the hill state of Nagaland, north-east India. The description is primarily based upon the data of three native speakers, and the language under study is a variety of the Mongsen dialect spoken in Waromung village, situated in the Mokokchung district. This is the first extensive acoustic description of a language belonging to the Kuki-Chin-Naga branch of the Tibeto-Burman family.
Essentials of Language Documentation by
Call Number: P128.D63E78
Publication Date: 2006-03-15
Language documentation is a field in linguistics which is concerned with the methods, tools and theoretical underpinnings for compiling a representative and lasting multipurpose record of a natural language. This volume presents in-depth introductions to major aspects of language documentation, including overviews on fieldwork ethics and data processing, guidelines for the basic annotation of digitally-stored multimedia corpora and a discussion on how to build and maintain a language archive.
Introducing Language Typology by
Call Number: P204.M831
Publication Date: 2012-12-20
This book on language typology highlights and identifies similarities and differences among languages of the world. This introductory title has sections on historical change, language acquisition, and language processing.
Exploring Language in a Multilingual Context by
Publication Date: 2012-11-01
Proposing a new methodological approach to documenting languages spoken in multilingual societies, this book retraces the investigation of one unique linguistic space, the Creole varieties referred to as Takitaki in multilingual French Guiana. It illustrates how interactional sociolinguistic, anthropological linguistic, discourse analytical and quantitative sociolinguistic approaches can be integrated with structural approaches to language in order to resolve questions that frequently crop up in projects of language documentation in multilingual contexts. This book will be applicable to researchers in sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, fieldwork studies, language documentation and language variation and change.
Endangered Languages by
Call Number: P40.5.L56E56
Publication Date: 2014-11-25
This volume brings together the views of linguists and communities about support and revitalisation of endangered languages. The chapters refer to ideological bases of reactions to language endangerment drawing their discussions from case studies of how language ideologies and beliefs affect language practices (and vice versa).
The Languages of East and Southeast Asia by
Call Number: PL493.G578
Publication Date: 2005-11-17
This book introduces readers to the linguistic diversity of East and Southeast Asia. It contains wide-ranging and accessible discussions of every important aspect of the languages of the region, including word origins, cultural key words, tones and sounds, language families andtypology, key syntactic structures, writing systems, and communicative styles.It shows students of particular Asian languages how their language fits structurally and culturally into the regionallanguage mosaic. With its exercises, solutions, glossary, and many fascinating cases and insights, the book is an ideal introduction to descriptive and field linguistics.
The Handbook of Austroasiatic Languages (2 Vols) by
Publication Date: 2014-12-08
This Handbook presents the typology, classification and historical reconstruction of this important language family of South and Southeast Asia. The work includes 21 grammar sketches presenting each branch, plus extensive overview chapters.
Facts about the World's Languages by
Call Number: P371.F142
Publication Date: 2001-09-01
This product represents seven years of compilation from the work of nearly two hundred world-renowned scholars in linguistics. The volume explores the structure, history and culture of 191 languages worldwide, with the aim of providing both the general public and linguistics experts with an authoritative source of rich, structured data on the world's major ethnolinguistic groups.
Atlas of the world's languages in danger (3rd ed.) by
Call Number: P40.5.L33A881
Publication Date: 2010
Languages are vehicles of value systems and cultural expressions and are an essential component of the living heritage of humanity. Yet, many of them are in danger of disappearing. UNESCO’s Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger aims to raise awareness about endangered languages around the world. This third edition has been completely revised and expanded to include new series of maps and new points of view.
The World Atlas of Language Structures by
Call Number: G1046.E3W927 + 1 CD
Publication Date: 2005-10-06
The World Atlas of Language Structures is a book and CD combination displaying the structural properties of the world's languages. 142 world maps and numerous regional maps display the geographical distribution of features of pronunciation and grammar, such as number of vowels, tone systems, gender, plurals and tense. Each world map shows an average of 400 languages and is accompanied by a fully referenced description of the structural feature in question. This title is useful for linguists and others seeking to understand human languages.
Number and quantity in East Nusantara: Papers from 12-ICAL, Volume 1
These are papers from the International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics. This volume showcases the expression of number and quantity in a dozen minority languages spoken in Eastern Indonesia.Languages featuring in this volume include the Austronesian languages Sumbawa, Tolaki, Helong, Uab Meto, and Papuan Malay; the Timor-Alor-Pantar languages Abui, Bunaq, Kamang, Makalero, Sawila, and Western Pantar, and the West-Papuan language
Language documentation and cultural practices in the Austronesian world: Papers from 12-ICAL, Volume 4
These are papers from the International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics. This volume contains papers describing and discussing language documentation and cultural practices in Austronesian languages.