Fundamentals of Prinmi (Pumi): a Tibeto-Burman language of northwestern Yunnan, China
This thesis presents a fundamental description of Prinmi, a little-known Tibeto-Burman language of southwestern China. It deals with all the core aspects of the language: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Major issues addressed in describing the language include: vowel lowering in Chapter 2; the suprasegmental system of Prinmi, which is identified as an accentual, or word-based, system (Chapter 3); the overlap between open lexical categories — verbs, nouns, and...[Show more]
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