A Grammar of the Thangmi Language

A noteworthy publication: linguist and anthropologist Mark Turin’s impressive 996-page study of the Thangmi language (in 2 volumes) is now out, in Brill’s “Languages of the Greater Himalayan Region” series:

Turin, M., 2012, A grammar of the Thangmi language : With an ethnolinguistic introduction to the speakers and their culture, Brill, Leiden; Boston

This monograph is a grammar of Thangmi, an endangered Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the districts of Dolakha and Sindhupalcok in central-eastern Nepal. The language is spoken by upwards of 30,000 people belonging to an ethnic group of the same name. The Thangmi are one of Nepal’s least documented communities.1 (Read on…)

This publication is the latest (and most extensive to date) of Mark Turin’s works.

  1. From Brill’s website, http://www.brill.nl/languages-greater-himalayan-region-volume-6-grammar-thangmi-language-2-vols. []

Nicolas Sihlé

Nicolas Sihlé, a sociocultural anthropologist, is researcher at the Center for Himalayan Studies, a research unit of the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) based in Villejuif (France). He specializes on Tibetan religion and society, and is the author of Rituels bouddhiques de pouvoir et de violence : La figure du tantriste tibétain [Buddhist rituals of power and violence : The figure of the Tibetan tantrist] (Brepols, 2013). His current work focuses on post-Mao socioreligious transitions in and around the famous communities of non-monastic specialists of tantric Buddhism in northeast Tibet (Amdo), and more generally on the comparative anthropology of Buddhism.

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