Brill Academic Publishers. 6.25 x 9.5", xi, 190 pp., footnotes, references after each chapter, glossaries, hardcover, Leiden, 2002. Item #22128
This book on the pre-modern Tibeto-Burman languages (being the sixth volume of the Proceedings of the Ninth Seminar of the IATS, 2000) represents a movement to establish a field of Tibeto-Burman comparative-historical linguistics according to the classical Indo-European model. The book contains papers by T. Takeu-chi on Old Zhang-zhung, K. Tamot on Early Classical newari, Christopher Beckwith on Pyu, R. Yanson on Old Burmese, S. Chelliah and S. Ray on Early Meithei, D. Bradley on Tibeto-Burman, and Christopher Beckwith on Sino-Tibetan. Glossaries of several early Tibeto-Burman languages are included. It provides information, not found in any other source, on early Tibetan-Burman literary languages and their position within Tibeto-Burman as well as their relationship to Chiense and other languages.
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