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Book Release | A Grammar of the Thangmi Language

Book Release

A Grammar of the Thangmi Language (2 vols)
by Mark Turin

4 pm | 28 April 2023 (Friday) | Manny’s Eatery, Shaligram Complex, Jawalakhel

From the back cover
This monograph is a grammar of Thangmi, an endangered Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the districts of Dolakha and Sindhupalcok in central-eastern Nepal. The language is spoken by upwards of 30,000 people belonging to an ethnic group of the same name. The Thangmi are one of Nepal’s least documented communities.

These two volumes include a grammatical description of the Dolakha dialect of Thangmi, a collection of glossed oral texts and a comprehensive lexicon with relevant examples. In addition, the reader will find an extensive ethnolinguistic introduction to the speakers and their culture.

For students and scholars of anthropology and linguistics, this study is a compelling illustration of the interweaving of these disciplines in the context of Himalayan studies.

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Mark Turin (PhD, Linguistics, Leiden University, 2006) is an anthropologist and linguist, and an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He is cross-appointed between the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies and the Department of Anthropology. He first visited Nepal in 1991.


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