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Kinship in three Tamangic varieties

Hildebrandt, Kristine A., Bond, Oliver and Dhakal, Dubi Nanda (2018) Kinship in three Tamangic varieties Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area, 41 (1). pp. 1-21.

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We examine kinship terms in three closely related Tamangic varieties: Manange, Nar, and Phu. Using Proto-Tamangic and Proto Tibeto-Burman reconstructions, we track cognate forms as well as structural innovations. Our account allows a first examination of lexico-semantic aspects of Phu, an under-documented representative of the Nar-Phu complex. While Nar-Phu is usually treated as a single language, considerable differences exist in the organization of all three kinship term systems. Kinship terms are considered to be conservative, basic vocabulary and thus indicative of close within-family relationships, but our study shows that even closely related varieties can show considerable differences in kin nomenclature.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Literature and Languages > English > Surrey Morphology Group
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Literature and Languages
Authors :
Hildebrandt, Kristine A.
Dhakal, Dubi Nanda
Date : January 2018
DOI : 10.1075/ltba.17002.hil
Copyright Disclaimer : © John Benjamins Publishing Company 2018. This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of the following article accepted for publication: Kristine A. Hildebrandt, Oliver Bond and Dubi Nanda Dhakal - 'Kinship in three Tamangic varieties', published in Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area, Volume 41, Issue 1, Jan 2018, p. 1-21 and available online at:
Uncontrolled Keywords : Etymology; Kinship; Social organization; Structural innovation; Tamangic
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 26 Feb 2019 15:35
Last Modified : 04 Dec 2019 15:10

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