Posture Verbs in Two Tibeto-Burman Languages of Nepal

Noonan, Michael ; Grunow-Harsta, Karen

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In this paper the two authors examine the syntax and semantics of expressions which, either currently or historically, contain verbal expressions denoting posture ('stand', 'sit', 'lie') in two Tibeto-Burman languages of Nepal: Chantyal (Tibeto-Burman: Bodic: Bodish: Tibetic: Tamangic) and Magar (Tibeto-Burman: Bodic: Himalayish: Kham-Magar). Despite the fact that Chantyal and Magar are related languages, have almost certainly been spoken in close proximity during the last few centuries, and are subject to the same areal influences, they show numerous differences in the ways in which posture verb expressions are formed and organized within the grammar.

Document type: Article
Date: 2002
Version: Primary publication
Date Deposited: 19 November 2008
DDC-classification: Other languages
Controlled Subjects: Tibetobirmanische Sprachen, Chantel-Sprache, Magar, Positionsverb
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chantyal , Magar-Sprache , Nepal , Syntax, Tibeto-Burman Language , Chantyal Language , Magar Language , Nepal , Verb of Posture
Subject (classification): Linguistics
Countries/Regions: Nepal
Series: People > Electronic Publications by Michael Noonan
Volume: 7