Studies in the Grammatical Tradition in Tibet

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This volume reprints - with additions and corrections - seven papers originally published 1962-1973, on the indigenous grammars of Tibet and their linguistic tradition. Two ancient treatises commonly attributed to "Thon-mi Sambhota" are studied extensively, as well as extracts from many other Tibetan texts, with translations, commentaries, and detailed bibliographical data, covering a wide range of linguistic doctrines, from the early 11th to the beginning of the 20th century. The final article incorporates a complete grammatical sketch of Classical Tibetan; this, together with the comprehensive indexes of Tibetan and Indic grammatical and technical terms, proper names, titles, etc., will facilitate the use of the volume as a basic reference-source for all future work on the Tibetan grammarians.
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  • Hardback | 142 pages
  • 164 x 245mm | 500g
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 9027208972
  • 9789027208972

Table of contents

1. Acknowledgements; 2. Introduction; 3. 1. Thon-mi Sambhota and his Grammatical Treatises; 4. Addenda et Corrigenda to Study 1; 5. 2. The Si-tu Mahapandita on Tibetan Phonology; 6. Addenda et Corrigenda to Study 2; 7. 3. Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit ali, kali as Grammatical Terms in Tibet; 8. Addenda et Corrigenda to Study 3; 9. 4. A Twelfth Century Tibetan Grammatical Fragment; 10. Addenda et Corrigenda to Study 4; 11. 5. Some Minor Tibetan Grammatical Fragments; 12. 6. Once More, on Thon-mi Sambhota and his Grammatical Treatises; 13. 7. A Grammatical Sketch of Classical Tibetan; 14. Indexes; 15. 1. Index of Grammatical and Technical Terms and Items; 16. 2. Index of Titles of Texts and Other Primary Sources (Tibetan, Indic, Chinese, etc.); 17. 3. Index of Names of Peoples, Places, and Miscellaneous Terms (Tibetan, Indic, Chinese, etc.); 18. 4. Index of Abbreviations, Special Symbols, and Miscellaneous; 19. Bibliographical Finding-List of Literature Cited
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