The Fall and Rise and Fall of the Chantyal Language

Noonan, Michael

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Abstract

In this paper, the author discusses the history and current status of the Chantyal people and their language, a Tibeto-Burman language in the Chantyal-Gurung-Manang-Tamang-Thakali [CGMTT] group, spoken in the Central Nepal region. He shows how the language underwent the curious, simultaneous 'fall and rise' of the title, and how the language is currently undergoing a slow and, mostly likely, inexorable decline, the last 'fall' of the title.

Document type: Article
Date: 1996
Version: Primary publication
Date Deposited: 18 November 2008
DDC-classification: Other languages
Controlled Subjects: Chantel-Sprache, Sprachentwicklung
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chantyal, Chantyal , Language Development
Subject (classification): Linguistics
Countries/Regions: Nepal
Series: People > Electronic Publications by Michael Noonan
Volume: 1