Year of publication
- 2000 (2) (remove)
- Subgrouping in Tibeto-Burman : can an individual-identifying standard be developed? ; how do we factor in the history of migrations and language contact? (2000)
- Two problems cloud our understanding of subgrouping in Tibeto-Burman. One is the lack of consistent and clear standards and principles for subgrouping. Subgrouping is often based on certain features that the languages are said to share, or on a few shared lexical items, or even on the fieldworker's intuitions, or on how remote speakers feel different languages are (the degree of mutual intelligibility).