A Tibetan Verb Lexicon: Verbs, Classes, and Syntactic Frames

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Snow Lion Publications, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 209 pages
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This is the first Tibetan-to-English verb resource to be published in more than thirty years. It is a verb dictionary containing extensive lexical information. Much more than a mere translation of existing works, this lexicon was compiled employing statistical techniques and data, and draws on sources spanning the 1,200 years of Tibet's classical literature and covering all major lineages. The lexicon contains over 1,700 root verb forms and phrasal verb subentries and incorporates a wide range of information not previously available in dictionary form. The individual entries are in Tibetan script and contain English meanings, Sanskrit equivalents, complete sentences drawn from the corpus of Tibetan classical literature, and related sentence structure information. An extensive introduction to contemporary linguistic theory as applied to Tibetan verbs presents the theoretical underpinnings of the lexicon.

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Paul G. Hackett has an MA in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia and an MLS (in Computational Linguistics and Library and Information Sciences) from the University of Maryland. He is currently enrolled in the PhD program in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism at Columbia University.

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