Languages of the Greater Himalayan Region, Volume 8 A Grammar of Dhimal


The present work, a grammar of Dhimal, fills an important void in the documentation of the vast and ramified Tibeto-Burman language family. Dhimal, a little known and endangered tongue spoken in the lowlands of southeastern Nepal by about 20,000 individuals, is detailed in this work. With data gathered in the village of Āṭhiyābārī, the author crafts a readable description of the western dialect, using over 1000 examples to illustrate usage. Included in this reference work are seventeen texts, riddles, songs and a Dhimal-English glossary. Joining other recent ground-breaking linguistic descriptions by researchers from the Himalayan Languages Project at Leiden University, this grammar of Dhimal will have lasting scientific value and aid the Dhimal community in preserving their language.
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Biographical Note

John T. King, Ph.D. (2008) in Linguistics, University of Leiden, lives and works in San Francisco, California. He has published several articles dealing with linguistic aspects of Dhimal.


Those interested in the languages, cultures and histories of South Asia, linguists in general and Tibeto-Burmanists in particular.