The phylogenetic position of the Dura Language of Nepal

Schorer, Nicolas (18 July 2014). The phylogenetic position of the Dura Language of Nepal (Unpublished). In: Himalayan Languages Symposium (HLS). Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. 18.07.2014.

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The precise phylogenetic propinquity of Dura within the Tibeto-Burman or Trans-Himalayan language family has hitherto been indeterminate. In the absence of compelling comparative evidence, the language has previously been assigned to a subgroup in its own right within the linguistic phylum as a whole. Meanwhile, the Dura language is effectively extinct, although attempts at revival may be undertaken by well-intentioned members of Dura ethnicity. On the basis of a comprehensive study and analysis of all of the extant Dura language material, the phylogenetic position of the language within the family will be clarified. Comparative evidence from the Dura lexicon, its nominal and verbal morphology as well as from syntactic and phonological properties is adduced to determine the phylogenetic position of Dura. Moreover, this result will help explain some of the sociocultural realities associated with the Dura language community in Lamjung, Nepal

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)

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:

Schorer, Nicolas

Subjects:

400 Language > 410 Linguistics

Language:

English

Submitter:

Nicolas Schorer

Date Deposited:

02 Dec 2015 11:38

Last Modified:

02 Dec 2015 11:38

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.73504

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/73504

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