A Grammar of Jero: With a Historical Comparative Study of the Kiranti Languages
This description of the phonology, morphology and syntax of the endangered (Tibeto-Burman) Jero language as spoken in eastern Nepal, appears in sequel to the author's 2004 Grammar of Wambule, the language most closely related to Jero.
It pictures the complex-pronominalising language of the Jero Rai, one of the Kiranti tribes of eastern Nepal.
With a historical comparative study of the Kiranti languages, the branch of the Tibeto-Burman language family to which both Jero and Wambule belong. An exhaustive and model 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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CHAPTER ONE THE JERO LANGUAGE AND ITS RELATIVES
CHAPTER TWO PHONOLOGY AND MORPHOPHONOLOGY
CHAPTER THREE NOMINALS AND ADVERBIALS 79 CHAPTER THREE NOMINALS AND ADVERBIALS
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