This book is more than the first comprehensive description of the fascinating and complex (endangered) language of the Wambule Rai, one of the Kiranti tribes of eastern Nepal; it is a true model for a holistic approach on language documentation, where the phonetics, phonology, morphophonology, morphology, morphosyntax, syntax and pragmatics are interwoven into one organic, living whole.
An exhaustive reference work for Tibeto-Burman linguistics, language typology, linguistic theory and Wambule society and culture, and as such indispensable for any linguistic and anthropological library.
With financial support of the International Institute for Asian Studies (www.iias.nl).
Jean Robert M.L. Opgenort, Ph.D. (2002) in Descriptive Linguistics, Leiden University, is Post-Doctoral Fellow at Leiden University. He has published several articles on the Wambule language and its linguistic relatives.
"This work should be of considerable interest to anyone with an interest in Tibeto-Burman languages or the languages of the Himalayas, as one of the most detailed descriptions of one of these languages so far." – Emil Perder, in:
Himalyan Linguistics (2007)