A Grammar of Anong: Language Death Under Intense Contact
A work that will be of interest to those interested in typology, language history, and contact induced change, this book documents the radical restructuring of Anong over the last 40 years under intense contact with Lisu. In the almost fifty years, Sun Hongkai has been documenting the Anong language of Yunnan China, it has undergone radical, contact-induced changes. The language of the less than forty remaining speakers is quite different than the Anong of forty years ago. Under intense contact with Lisu, major change has occurred in the language, much of it documented in this work of Sun's. The English edition is a reworking of the original Chinese version, providing annotation, an expanded lexicon, and an appendix that contains an instrumental study of the language.
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adjectives adverbs affricates animals Anong Anong and Trung Anong Anong Anong language Anong speakers arrow aspirated bamboo bird boat Burmese cable carry on back Chinese classifier clf def clothes coda coda positions cognates compounds CONJ consonant clusters contrast copula diphthongs dual examples fish formant four languages fricatives functional load glottal stop goat grammatical grammaticalization inflects interjection Jingpo Jingpo languages Jingpo subgroup knife laryngealized lexicon like.that Lisu loans Lolo-Burmese marker marking meaning measure words mood morpheme mother mountain nasalized vowels nouns Nujiang Nusu and Zauzou occur one-CLF particles person and number phonetic phonological plural possessive prefix pronouns reduplication retroflex retroflex consonants rice river sentence Sino-Tibetan languages speak suffix Sulung Sun’s syllable Table tchim31 tɕʰ TEMP Tibeto-Burman languages tone 31 tone 55 tree tshai55 tʂʰ unaspirated verb village voiced voiceless Zauzou