Linguistic evidence for a closer relationship between Lhokpu and Dhimal: Including some remarks on the Dhimalish subgroup

Grollmann, Selin; Gerber, Pascal (2018). Linguistic evidence for a closer relationship between Lhokpu and Dhimal: Including some remarks on the Dhimalish subgroup. Cahiers de Linguistique Asie Orientale, 2018(48), pp. 1-96. Brill 10.1163/19606028-04701004

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Lhokpu is a hitherto undescribed and unclassified Trans-Himalayan language spoken
by some 2,500 speakers in southwestern Bhutan. Fieldwork in 2015 now enables linguis-
tic research on the language, including accounts on its phylogenetic position within
the language family. This paper presents morphological, lexical, and phonological evi-
dence for a closer phylogenetic relationship between Lhokpu and Dhimal (southeast-
ern Nepal). Dhimal is conventionally grouped together with Toto under “Dhimalish.”
We argue in this paper that the similarities between Lhokpu and Dhimal are equally
profound and numerous, and that Lhokpu, Dhimal, and Toto are three closely related
languages within the Trans-Himalayan family.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

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

UniBE Contributor:

Grollmann, Selin and Gerber, Pascal

Subjects:

400 Language > 410 Linguistics
400 Language > 490 Other languages

ISSN:

0153-3320

Publisher:

Brill

Funders:

[42] Schweizerischer Nationalfonds

Language:

English

Submitter:

Selin Grollmann

Date Deposited:

10 Aug 2020 11:13

Last Modified:

10 Aug 2020 11:13

Publisher DOI:

10.1163/19606028-04701004

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.145604

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/145604

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