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The Politics of Language Contact in the Himalaya

This highly original and timely collection brings together case studies from salient areas of the Himalayan region to explore the politics of language contact. Promoting a linguistically and historically grounded perspective, The Politics of Language Contact in the Himalaya offers nuanced insights into language and its relation to power in this geopolitically complex region.

Edited by respected scholars in the field, the collection comprises five new research contributions by established and ...


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  • Éditeur : Open Book Publishers
  • Collection : OBP collection
  • Lieu d’édition : Cambridge
  • Année d’édition : 2019
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 30 avril 2020
  • EAN (Édition imprimée) : 9781783747047
  • EAN électronique : 9781783747061
  • Nombre de pages : xiii-181 p.
Selma K. Sonntag et Mark Turin
Preface
Sonam Lhundrop, Hiroyuki Suzuki et Gerald Roche
1. Language Contact and the Politics of Recognition amongst Tibetans in the People’s Republic of China

The rTa’u-Speaking ‘Horpa’ of Khams

Selma K. Sonntag
2. What Happened to the Ahom Language?

The Politics of Language Contact in Assam

Uma Pradhan
3. Transforming Language to Script

Constructing Linguistic Authority through Language Contact in Schools in Nepal

Maya Daurio
4. The Significance of Place in Ethnolinguistic Vitality

Spatial Variations Across the Kaike-Speaking Diaspora of Nepal

Bendi Tso et Mark Turin
5. Speaking Chone, Speaking ‘Shallow’

Dual Linguistic Hegemonies in China’s Tibetan Frontier

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Disciplines

Linguistique

Thèmes

Linguistique