Study of the Phonology of Amdo Tibetan DialectsWang ShuangchengShanghai Normal UniversityTranslated by Keith DedeBased on the first-hand investigation, the book—Study of the Phonology of Amdo Tibetan Dialects systematically studies the modern phonology of Amdo Dialects and their developments. Its major contribution lies in the following aspects: 1. It is the first academic work to comprehensively study the phonology of Tibetan Amdo dialect. 2. It puts forward a new view on the internal classification of Amdo dialects; 3. It solves some problems on aspirated fricative, uvular consonants and nasal consonants through analysis of them, thus providing reference for the study of the relationship between Chinese and Tibetan in history; 4. It discovers suprasegmental phonemes in Maduo dialect in transition zone of Amdo and Kham Tibetan areas, which is of great significance for further understanding of tones in Tibetan.ISBN 9783969391372 (Hardbound). Languages of the World 64. 306pp. 2023.Advances in South Asian LinguisticsGhanshyam Sharma & John J. Lowe (eds.)INALCO, Paris; Oriental Institute, OxfordSouth Asian linguistics is a growing and rapidly advancing field, where sophisticated linguistic analysis of well-studied languages sits alongside ongoing description and initial linguistic study of previously undescribed languages. The rich diversity of the South Asian linguistic area offers up a constant source of new linguistic data, including new challenges to existing theoretical linguistic analyses which have been developed on the basis of typologically very different European languages. This volume consists of a select set of research papers on South Asian linguistics, several of which were presented at the 35th South Asian Languages Analysis in Paris, in October 2019.These papers, written by leading scholars in South Asian linguistics, attest a diverse range of theoretical perspectives and analytical frameworks, while focusing on important issues in South Asian linguistics, showcasing the breadth of research currently being undertaken in the field. The contributions to the volume range from syntax, semantics and phonology to language description and areal typology, and cover a wide range of languages, from well-studied Indo-Aryan languages such as Hindi and Bangla, through the Dravidian language Tamil to the understudied Tibeto-Burman language Baram.ISBN 9783969391242 (Hardbound). LINCOM Studies in Asian Linguistics 99. 420 pp. 2022.A Grammar of LhowaDan Raj Regmi, Ambika Regmi & Jamyang Gelek GurungTribhuvan University, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu UniversityThis grammar, within the framework of adaptive approach, describes and analyzes phonological and grammatical codes in Lhowa, a southern Tibetic language, and compares them with those in Lhasa Tibetan and other Central Bodish languages from typological perspective. Lhowa, a tonal language, exhibits high-front and mid-front rounded vowels, murmured plosives and voiceless lateral.Typologically, it is an agglutinating and consistently ergative language. Nouns are not marked for grammatical gender and number for agreement in the complex of the verbs. However, they are marked for three numbers (viz., singular vs. dual vs. plural) and twelve case-roles. Lhowa distinguishes personal pronouns in terms of social standing (viz., ordinary vs. honorific) and clusivity (viz., inclusive vs. exclusive) in the first person plural. Adjectives, numerals and quantifiers follow the nouns whereas demonstratives and possessive pronouns precede the nouns.In Lhowa, tense markers interact with aspect, modality and evidentiality. Besides, Lhowa presents a verb agreement system which is closely related to conjuct-disjunct distinction. Especially, egophoricity (viz., marking distinctly for the first person) in the past tense is governed exclusively by volitionality. Egophoricity is also evident in essential and existential copulas. Like in Tibetan, tense is deduced from the general context of the text. Lhowa, a dependent marking and extremely nominalizing language, registers non-promotional type of passive. As a Tibetic language, Lhowa shares a number of phonological and grammatical coding devices with Lhasa Tibetan and languages belonging to gTsang cluster of Central Bodish. However, due to inter-language contact, Lhowa exhibits some contact induced changes in the phonological and grammatical coding devices which Lhasa Tibetan and other members of gTsang cluster do not normally display.ISBN 9783969391396 (Hardbound). LINCOM Studies in Asian Linguistics 98. 224 pp. 2023.