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Hill, Nathan W. (2009) 'Review of Handbook of Proto-Tibeto-Burman: System and Philosophy of Sino-Tibetan Reconstruction. By James A. Matisoff. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003.' 語言暨語言學 / Languages and Linguistics, 10 (1). pp. 173-195.

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Proposing many new cognate sets and building on many decades of his own previous research, Matisoff (2003) represents a major contribution to Tibeto-Burman linguistics. Unfortunately, Matisoff’s use of Tibetan is marred by errors of fact and analysis, which together undermine confidence in his reconstructions.

Item Type: Book Reviews
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia
ISSN: 1606822X
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2009 10:23

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