Linguistic Description and Comprehensive Documentation of Mewahang, an undescribed Tibeto-Burman language of Nepal


Linguistic Description and Comprehensive Documentation of Mewahang, an undescribed Tibeto-Burman language of Nepal

Language: Mewahang (ISO639-3:emg)
Depositor: Narayan Sharma
Location: Nepal
Deposit Id: 0499
Grant id: IPF0253
Funding body: ELDP
Level: Deposit

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Mewahang, an oral Tibeto-Burman language, has approximately 900 remaining speakers living in the remote and isolated villages of the Sankhuwasabha district of eastern Nepal. This project aims to describe morphosyntax of the langauge and document rapidly disappearing cultural knowledge, unique oral tradition, recipes and shamanistic practices, which otherwise would be lost.The outcomes of this project will be a monograph, peer-reviewed linguistic papers on morphosyntactic investigations, and rich transcribed, translated and annotated audio-video corpus. The research crucially will shed light on Tibeto-Burman linguistics and typological studies of languages, which promises to be a contribution to Tibeto-Burman and theoretical linguistics.

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Narayan Sharma
Affiliation: Department of Linguistics, University of Oregon

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