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Language variation : papers on variation and change in the Sinosphere and in the Indosphere in honour of James A. Matisoff ; [edited by] David Bradley ... [et al.].

Author: James A Matisoff; David Bradley
Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T., Australia : Pacific Linguistics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, the Australian National University, 2003.
Series: Pacific linguistics, 555.; Pacific linguistics, no. 555.
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Language variation.
Canberra, A.C.T., Australia : Pacific Linguistics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, the Australian National University, 2003
(OCoLC)607544713
Named Person: James A Matisoff; James A Matisoff
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James A Matisoff; David Bradley
ISBN: 0858835401 9780858835405
OCLC Number: 56586040
Description: xii, 320 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Hmong secret languages : themes and variations / Martha Ratliff --
Variegated tonal developments in Tibetan / Jackson T.-S. Sun --
Some case studies on linguistic variation and their implications / Carol Genetti --
Recent language contact in the Nepal Himalaya / Michael Noonan --
Prosodic tautomorphemicity in Sino-Tibetan / Balthasar Bickel --
Ergativity in Thulung Rai : a shift in the position of pronominal split / Aimée Lahoussois --
Why languages differ : variation in the conventionalisation of constraints on inference / Randy J. LaPolla --
From discourse to grammar in Tamang : topic, focus, intensifiers and subordination / Martine Mazoudon --
Preliminary remarks on Gyarong negation particles / Yasuhiko Nagano --
Agreement and grammatical relations in Hyow / David A. Peterson --
Contact induced variation and syntactic change in the Tsat of Hainan / Graham Thurgood and Fengxiang Li --
Comparative notes on verb compounding in English and East Asian languages / Benji Wald --
Deictic patterns in Lisu and Southeastern Tibeto-Burman / David Bradley --
Suffix-runs and counters in Kiranti time-ordinals / Boyd Michailovsky --
The impact of English loanwords on the Cantonese syllabary / Robert S. Bauer --
On borrowing from Middle Chinese into Proto Tibetan : a new look at the problem of the relationship between Chinese and Tibetan / Michael Ferlus --
Phonetic fidelity vs. suggestive semantics : variations in Chinese character choice in the writing of loanwoards / Mark Hansell --
Original and sophisticated features of the Lepcha and Limbu scripts / Richard Keith Sprigg --
Three Tibeto-Burman languages of Vietnam / Jerold A. Edmonson.
Series Title: Pacific linguistics, 555.; Pacific linguistics, no. 555.

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