Bordering Tibetan Languages
Title
Bordering Tibetan Languages
Subtitle
Making and Marking Languages in Transnational High Asia
Price
€ 106,00
ISBN
9789463725040
Format
Hardback
Number of pages
232
Language
English
Publication date
Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm
Discipline
Asian Studies
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Tibetan Language Summaries
1. Introduction. Bordering Tibetan Languages: Making and Marking Languages in Transnational High Asia (Gerald Roche)
2. Playing with Language Boundaries: Heteroglot Standard Language Ideology and Linguistic Belonging among Amdo Children (Shannon Ward)
3. The Role of Classical Tibetan (Chöke) on the Development of Kurtöp, a Language of Bhutan (Gwendolyn Hyslop)
4. Reimagining Rongring without Tibetan Buddhist Influence (Charisma K. Lepcha)
5. Glottonyms, identity, and language recognition in the eastern Tibetosphere (Hiroyuki Suzuki)
6. On the Yak Horns of a Dilemma: Diverging Standards in Diaspora Tibetan (Dirk Schmidt)
7. Changing identity and linguistic practices in Nubri: Veiled language endangerment in the Nepalese Tibetosphere (Cathryn Donohue)
8. Borderline Dominance: Transnational Tibetan Language Politics in the Himalayas (Gerald Roche)
9. Borders: In conclusion (Gwendolyn Hyslop)

Gerald Roche, Gwendolyn Hyslop (eds)

Bordering Tibetan Languages

Making and Marking Languages in Transnational High Asia

Bordering Tibetan Languages: Making and Marking Languages in Transnational High Asia examines the complex interactions between state, ethnic, and linguistic borders in the Himalaya. These case studies from Bhutan, China, India, and Nepal show how people in the Himalaya talk borders into existence, and also how those borders speak to them and their identities. These ‘talking borders’ exist in a world where state borders are contested, and which is being irrevocably transformed by rapid social and economic change. This book offers a new perspective on this dynamic region by centring language, and in doing so, also offers new ways of thinking about how borders and language influence each other.
Editors

Gerald Roche

Gerald Roche is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Politics, Media, and Philosophy at La Trobe University (Australia). He is an international expert in language revitalization and the politics of language in Tibet and the Himalayas.

Gwendolyn Hyslop

Gwendolyn Hyslop received her PhD from the University of Oregon and is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Sydney. She is a specialist of Tibeto-Burman languages, in particular those from Bhutan. She has written a grammar of Kurtöp and also specialises in Historical Linguistics.