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Sino Tibetan: A Conspectus

Paul K. Benedict

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Cambridge University Press
06 August 2009
linguistics; Languages & ESL; Texts; Tibetan - Texts; Tibetan - Languages
A comprehensive account of the Sino-Tibetan, a language stock comparable in size and diversification to Indo-European and comprising Chinese, Karen and over a hundred Tibetan-Burman languages. Dr Benedict presents a systematic analysis of the morphology and phonology of the main descendants of the stock, traces their family relationships and reconstructs in outline the parent language, Sino-Tibetan. There is a glossary of Tibeto-Burman index, which should prove of especial value as a working tool for scholars. Although the book was first drafted many years ago, Dr Benedict made extensive annotations on the original manuscript and Professor James A. Matisoff added many notes on bibliography and the Burmese-Lolo group of languages. The scope and original theses of the work, however, remain unaltered and the editors present it as a major and original contribution to the study of oriental linguistics.
By:   Paul K. Benedict
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   No. 2
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   360g
ISBN:   9780521118071
ISBN 10:   0521118077
Series:   Princeton/Cambridge Studies in Chinese Linguistics
Pages:   244
Publication Date:   06 August 2009
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational ,  Undergraduate ,  Further / Higher Education
Language:   Tibetan
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Sino Tibetan: A Conspectus

For five hundred years the Chandlers have been the leading lights of Bolton and of the village named after them, Chandlers Green. Heir of the respected candle-makers Richard Chandler, an alcoholic in denial, squanders their wealth. Chandler is a bully who abuses his own father and dominates his terrified wife. Their sons Jeremy and Peter are so cowed they show little initiative or passion but settle for the cruel family life they have always known. Only their sister Meredith has some of their father's force of character. But the real catalyst for change comes in the form of Alf Martindale the rag-and-bone man who moves his family into the exclusive village. Alf knows Chandler rather too well. As the families become entwined devastating secrets from the past and the present destabilise the mismanaged and damaged Chandler clan. This is a multi-stranded exciting tale that pulls the reader along. Hamilton has a flair for characterisation and through the dark moments the truth and courage of the Chandlers shines through. (Kirkus UK)


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