Areal features in Gongduk, Bjokapakha and Black Mountain Mönpa phonology

Gerber, Pascal (2020). Areal features in Gongduk, Bjokapakha and Black Mountain Mönpa phonology. Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman area, 43(1), pp. 55-86. John Benjamins 10.1075/ltba.18015.ger

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This paper argues that certain phonological similarities between the three
Trans-Himalayan languages Gongduk, Bjokapakha (Tshangla) and Black
Mountain Mönpa are areal features and discusses the historical and ethno-
linguistic implications of this assumption. The similarities between Gong-
duk and Bjokapakha indicate a situation of areal convergence of recent data.
This contact scenario explains certain aberrancies of Bjokapakha with
regard to other Tshangla varieties. The attestation of some of the phonologi-
cal features in Black Mountain Mönpa is analysed as the result of early con-
tact between Gongduk and Black Mountain Mönpa, i.e. dating back to the
time before the arrival of the East Bodish peoples in Central Bhutan.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

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

UniBE Contributor:

Gerber, Pascal

Subjects:

400 Language > 410 Linguistics

ISSN:

0731-3500

Publisher:

John Benjamins

Language:

English

Submitter:

Pascal Gerber

Date Deposited:

26 Mar 2021 08:19

Last Modified:

26 Mar 2021 08:19

Publisher DOI:

10.1075/ltba.18015.ger

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/153250

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/153250

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