A Grammar of Anong: Language Death Under Intense Contact (Brill's Tibetan Studies Library #5) (Hardcover)
A work that will be of interest to those interested in typology, language history, and contact induced change, this book documents the radical restructuring of Anong over the last 40 years under intense contact with Lisu.
Hongkai Sun is Professor of Anthropology and Ethnology and spent over 40 years researching Anong. He has done intensive fieldwork on 29 other languages and published 10 grammatical sketches and over a 100 articles. Liu Guangkun is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics. She has worked at the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences has done fieldwork on Qiang, Ersu, Shixing, Dulong, Nu and Anong area, often working together with her husband Sun Hongkai. Fengxiang Li is Professor of English and Linguistics at California State University, Chico. He has worked on Tungusic linguistics, language endangerment, and language contact for many years. He is recipient of two NSF research grants and has written or co-authored numerous articles on these topics. Ela Thurgood is Professor of English and Linguistics at California State University, Chico. Her research centers around the phonetics and phonology of underdocumented languages (Hainan Cham, Anong, eastern Javanese). She has also published on 19th century Baba Malay. Graham Thurgood is Professor of English and Linguistics at California State University, Chico. His research centers on the Sino-Tibetan, Tai-Kadai, and Austronesian languages of SEA, with a focus on their histories and their tonal systems.