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Author Saxena, Anju, 1959- author
Title The linguistic landscape of the Indian Himalayas : languages in Kinnaur / by Anju Saxena
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2022]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  PL3529.5.K56 S39 2022    AVAILABLE    30630020159552
Descript xvii, 476 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Series Brill's studies in South and Southwest Asian languages, 1877-4083 ; volume 14
Brill's studies in South and Southwest Asian languages ; v. 14
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction: Kinnaur: geography, demography and languages -- A linguistic sketch of Kinnauri -- A linguistic sketch of Navakat -- A linguistic sketch of Kinnauri Pahari -- Linguistic relationships in Kinnaur I: Sino-Tibetan -- Linguistic relationships in Kinnaur II: language contact between Sino-Tibetan and Indo-Aryan -- The many-faceted linguistic landscape of Kinnaur
"This monograph is a contribution to the documentation of the linguistic situation of the Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh (Indian Himalayas) which has been so far almost undescribed. Sino-Tibetan (Kinnauri and Navakat) and Indo-Aryan (Kinnauri Pahari) languages, which are traditionally spoken in this region, are described as independent linguistic entities and as parts of a multifaceted linguistic ecology, part of which also other linguistic varieties spoken in the wider Himalayan region where Kinnaur is situated are considered. The author endeavors to disentangle genealogical and areal characteristics of the languages of Kinnaur using a combination of traditional linguistic description and a quantitative computational procedure inspired by lexicostatistics, taking also morphosyntax into account"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Sino-Tibetan languages -- India -- Kinnaur
Indo-Aryan languages -- Dialects -- India -- Kinnaur
Languages in contact -- India -- Kinnaur
Kinnaura (Indic people) -- Languages
Kinnaur (India) -- Languages
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