By David E. Watters
This is a comprehensive grammatical documentation of Kham, a previously undescribed language from west-central Nepal, belonging to the Tibeto-Burman language family. The language has an unusual structure, containing a number of characteristics that are of immediate relevance to current work on linguistic theory, including split ergativity and its demonstrative system. Its verb morphology has implications for the understanding of the history of the entire Tibeto-Burman family. The book, based on extensive fieldwork, provides copious examples throughout the exposition. It will be a valuable resource for typologists and general linguists alike.