In this thesis, I investigate the word class system in Bumthang,
a Tibeto-Burman language from central Bhutan. Word classes form a
fundamental part of basic linguistic analysis, as tasks like
writing phrase structure rules or positing derivational affixes
require assumptions about how words in a language are organised.
Recent work on word classes has been typologically orientated,
with discussion surrounding crosslinguistic comparison and
organisation of word...[Show more]
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