A first field report on Nachiring (Kiranti)

Grollmann, Selin (2018). A first field report on Nachiring (Kiranti). Himalayan linguistics, 17(1), pp. 1-18. University of California, Santa Barbara 10.5070/H91735784

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The Nachiring language belongs to the Kiranti branch of the Trans-Himalayan language family (a.k.a Tibeto-Burman or Sino-Tibetan) and is spoken in the Himalayan foothills of eastern Nepal. Within the Kiranti branch, Nachiring has been classified as belonging to the Khambu unit of the Central Kiranti subgroup, but no linguistic fieldwork has been undertaken so far and the language remains undocumented and undescribed. The present paper constitutes a first sociolingusitic survey of the Nachiring language, based on an initial field trip, and presents updates on the number of speakers, location, language usage and attitude, as well as a first linguistic inspection of the relationship between Nachiring and the closely related Kulung language. Nachiring is a highly endangered language and thus in severe need of linguistic documentation.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of Linguistics

UniBE Contributor:

Grollmann, Selin

Subjects:

400 Language > 410 Linguistics

ISSN:

1544-7502

Publisher:

University of California, Santa Barbara

Language:

English

Submitter:

Selin Grollmann

Date Deposited:

05 Nov 2018 09:56

Last Modified:

24 Oct 2019 02:01

Publisher DOI:

10.5070/H91735784

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Nachiring, Kiranti, Trans-Himalayan/Tibeto-Burman, field report, language endangerment, Khambu, Kulung

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.120830

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/120830

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