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

Summary of deposit
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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A conversation between Pancha Devi Rai and Namita Rai, focussing on family stuffs.

Recorded on: 2018-04-17




A conversation about a story of sisters. It is basically a monogogue about the description of them and the conversation took place at the intial stage of the conversation otherwise it a kind of monologue in the form of question and answer.

Recorded on: 2018-05-08




A description of conversation and manual performance on how would-be-bride & bride-groom are selected with the help of elders and parent. about arranged marriage

Recorded on: 2018-05-23






A description of conversation and manual performance on how would-be-bride & bride-groom are selected with the help of elders and parent. about arranged marriage

Recorded on: 2018-05-13




A description of conversation and manual performance on how would-be-bride & bride-groom are selected with the help of elders and parent. about arranged marriage

Recorded on: 2018-05-13




A description of conversation and manual performance on how would-be-bride & bride-groom are selected with the help of elders and parent. about arranged marriage

Recorded on: 2018-05-13




A conversation about the geneology of Mewahang. In this conversation, Dhiraj, interested younger speaker questions adult speaker Alak about this.

Recorded on: 2018-05-13




A conversation about the cultural aspects of Mewahang.

Recorded on: Unspecified