A Grammar of Kulung

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Brill, 2006 - Foreign Language Study - 286 pages
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This book is the first description of Kulung, a complex-pronominalising Kiranti (Tibeto-Burman) language spoken in eastern Nepal. It contains the phonology, morphology, and syntax as well as sample texts, verbal paradigms, and a Kulung-English lexicon. The data presented here were collected during four field trips which the author undertook to Nepal between 1992 and 1995. This grammar of Kulung is an exhaustive reference work for Tibeto-Burman linguistics, language typology, and linguistic theory. With financial support of the International Institute for Asian Studies (www.iias.nl).

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Correspondences between Kulung and the Sotan dialect
2
Kulung equivalents of RaT names of gods and heroes
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About the author (2006)

Gerard Jacobus Tolsma, Ph.D. (1999) in Descriptive Linguistics, Leiden University, is currently working as a linguist at the Ministry of Justice in The Netherlands. He has published several articles on Kulung and comparative Tibeto-Burman linguistics.