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Review of Handbook of Proto-Tibeto-Burman: System and Philosophy of Sino- Tibetan Reconstruction. Article (PDF Available) in Language and Linguistics. System and philosophy of Sino-Tibeto-Burman Reconstruction. } Review: James A. Matisoff () Handbook of Proto-Tibeto-Burman. System Rethinking Sino-Tibetan phylogeny from the perspective of North East Indian. Review of Handbook of Proto-Tibeto-Burman: System and Philosophy of Sino-Tibetan Reconstruction. By James A.

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N- preserved as prenasalization in early loans to Hmong-Mien. Matisoff Handbook of Proto-Tibeto-Burman. IVmonophthongal and diphthongal rhymes Ch. Putting together Archaeology, Linguistics and Genetics, This theory of Benedict’s says that the Austronesian and Tai-Kadai families originate in an early SEA language —Proto-Austro-Tai—, once the bearer of the high culture in East Asia, which allegedly loaned large numbers of cultural words to Sino-Tibetan languages.

It increasingly seems that the contrast observed by Benedict is real, though phonetically it was probably a contrast between sonorant endings followed by a glottal reconstruftion and and sonorants not followed by a glottal stop. Cooksix indexes, and a reference list. Matisoff earlier produced such a hypothesis for Burmese-Lolo. The Chinese word has to be a loan from TB, made in the second mill. This Handbook builds on the best previous nandbook, and adds up-to-date material that has accumulated over the past 30 years.

Abstract This page volume is a hanbook and readable presentation of the current state of research on hadnbook history of the Tibeto-Burman TB language family, a typologically diverse group of over languages spoken in Southern China, the Himalayas, NE India, and peninsular Southeast Asia.


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Handbook of Proto-Tibeto-Burman: System and Philosophy of Sino-Tibetan Reconstruction

Every effort should be made to replace them with explicit prefixation hypotheses. In support of this, Gyarong Jacques has contrastive velars and uvulars, proto-tibeto-burmxn some of the words which in Burmese and Lushai have zero initial have uvulars in Gyarong ‘needle’; ‘jaw’.

University of Hawai’i Press. Here are examples of TB-Chinese comparisons with initial l- which M. More examples of this prefix can be found in other TB languages, like Kachin and Karen; most of the proto-Loloish verbs reconstructed by Bradley with prefixed m- are of this type: Medial -w- is a problem, though it is seen only in WT in this word.

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Expect a dental stop in TB. Matisoff reconstructs two distinct TB forms of that meaning: The style is readable, somewhat chatty. By the late ‘s, when Benedict and Matisoff systwm preparing the Conspectus for publication, work by Haudricourt a,bPulleyblank and Yakhontov had already resulted in major modifications to Karlgren’s ahd, even though their work had not been presented to the non-sinological public in as convenient a format as Grammata Serica.

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Sound correspondences are fine, but the better comparison, with better semantics and more specific phonetics, is on p. Here reflexes of the posited proto-rimes in some important languages usually Tibetan, Burmese, Jingpo, Lahu, Lushai, and a representative of the Bodo-Garo group, sometimes also Mikir, Nung are tabulated and examples are given. Gong, Hwang-cherng Zino-tibetan papers on Sino-Tibetan linguistics. Matisoff adds new allegedly related TB forms.


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Lack of explicitness also preempted attempts at evaluating the system’s internal consistency, and more generally, critical discussion. WT phag, WB wakwas first treated by Benedict An important difference is that when you remove one of Matisoff’s empty suffixes, typically one consonant is left in the stem, sino-tibetab lexical comparisons become considerably shakier.

Thus, of the 73 Chinese comparanda proposed by M. There is a blanket statement on p. The TB languages are the only proven relatives of Chinese, with which they form the great Sino-Tibetan family.

Thumbnails Document Outline Attachments. But Tai-Kadai is not a distinct group from Austronesian: He does not recognize, or discuss, Burling’s innovation-based Sal group Burling Trends in Linguistics Studies and Monographs Matisoff forgets that for Popper falsifiability goes on a par with explicitness.

University of California Press. UC Office of the President. Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 22, 2: Sagart identified a t- prefix in Chinese which has some of the same functions: