The series builds an extensive collection of high quality descriptions of languages around the world. Each volume offers a comprehensive grammatical description of a single language together with fully analyzed sample texts and, if appropriate, a word list and other relevant information which is available on the language in question. There are no restrictions as to language family or area, and although special attention is paid to hitherto undescribed languages, new and valuable treatments of better known languages are also included. No theoretical model is imposed on the authors; the only criterion is a high standard of scientific quality.
Khatso (kha55tso31 [special characters omitted]; also Katso, Kazhuo [special characters omitted], Gazhuo [special characters omitted] and Yunnan Mongolian; ISO 639-3:kaf) is an endangered Ngwi (or Yi) language spoken in Xingmeng, a single farming village in Yunnan, China. Khatso speakers, who number about 5600 people, are descendants of the Mongolian soldiers Kublai Khan brought to Yunnan in the 13th century, and they still identify as Mongolian today. The language has evolved considerably through language contact, however, and is now considered part of the central branch of the Ngwi language family within the Tibeto-Burman phylum.
Sociohistorical Linguistics in Southeast Asia provides new analyses of regional Tibeto-Burman languages and sub-branches to demonstrate ways in which diachronic, social and geographic aspects of language variation and language endangerment are necessary for more adequate descriptions of language systems.
What is Romanticism? To answer this question, it is not enough to perpetuate the established views propagated in literary studies. Instead, this volume is concerned with making readable a knowledge culture for Romanticism and its semiotic systems. The chapters reflect in an interdisciplinary manner the communication on offer from Romanticism of its own understanding of literature and art and reconstruct how in different media, discourses and aesthetic processes the Romanticisation of the world is projected and effected as an ordering of knowledge. Thus they provide an opportunity for the exemplary formulation of a versatile cultural hermeneutics. "