Chintang/Puma

Project Statistics

  • Sessions: 847
  • Audio recordings: 899
  • Video recordings: 881
  • Annotations: 337
  • Images: 988

Last update: 2017-3-19

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Summary

The CPDP has documented naturally occurring language (including child language) as well as more carefully planned varieties. The latter category includes folk tales, myths, historical and biographical narratives, staged conversations, songs, and as a special focus ritual texts of various types. All sessions have been audio- and video-recorded. Transcription has been done in Transcriber, translation to Nepali and English in ELAN, and glossing in Toolbox. Further annotations have been done partially in ELAN and partially in Toolbox.

List of publications

see http://www.clrp.uzh.ch/publications.html for more recent publications.

Gaenszle, M., B. Bickel, G. Banjade, T. N. Bhatta, E. Lieven, N. P. Paudyal, J. Pettigrew, I. P. Rai, M. Rai, & S. Stoll, in press. Resisting the state in East Nepal: the “Chintang incident” of 1979 and the politics of commemoration. In Lecomte-Tilouine, M. (ed.), Nepalese People’s War. Paris.

Schikowski, R., B. Bickel, & N. P. Paudyal, in press. Flexible valency in Chintang. In Comrie, B. & A. Malchukov (eds.), Valency classes: A Comparative Handbook. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Stoll, S., Bickel, B., in press. The acquisition of ergative case in Chintang. In: Bavin, E., Stoll, S. (eds.), The acquisition of ergativity. John Benjamins.

Gaenszle, M., 2012. Where the waters dry up: the place of origin in Rai myth and ritual. In Blackburn, S. & T. Huber (eds.), Origins and migrations among Tibeto-Burman speakers of the extended eastern Himalaya. Leiden: Brill.

Schackow, D., B. Bickel, S. K. Rai, N. P. Sharma, A. Rai, & M. Gaenszle, 2012. Morphosyntactic properties and scope behavior of ‘subordinate’ clauses in Puma (Kiranti). In V. Gast and H. Diessel (eds.), Clause Linkage in Cross-Linguistic Perspective: Data-Driven Approaches to Cross-Clausal Syntax, pp. 105-126. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Stoll, S. & B. Bickel, 2012. How to measure frequency? Different ways of counting ergatives in Chintang (Tibeto-Burman, Nepal) and their implications. In Seifart, F., G. Haig, N. P. Himmelmann, D. Jung, A. Margetts, P. Trilsbeek, & P. Wittenburg (eds.), Potentials of language documentation: methods, analyses, utilization, 84–90. Manoa: University of Hawai‘i Press.

Bickel, B., 2011. Multivariate typology and field linguistics: a case study on detransitivization in Kiranti (Sino-Tibetan). In Austin, P. K., O. Bond, D. Nathan, & L. Marten (eds.), Proc. Conf. Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 3, 3–13. London: SOAS.

Gaenszle, M., B. Bickel, N. P. Sharma, J. Pettigrew, A. Rai, S. K. Rai, & D. Schackow, 2011. Binomials and the Noun-to-Verb Ratio in Puma Rai Ritual Speech. Anthropological Linguistics 53 (4), 365-382.

Rāī, N. K., M. Rāī, N. P. Paudyāl, R. Schikowski, B. Bickel, S. Stoll, M. Gaenszle, J. Pettigrew, T. Dirksmeyer, G. Banjāḍe, I. P. Rāī, T. N. Bhaṭṭa, S. Sauppe, R. M. Rāī, J. K. Rāī, L. K. Rāī, D. B. Rāī, G. Rāī, D. Rāī, D. B. Rāī, A. Rāī, C. K. Rāī, S. M. Rāī, & R. K. Rāī, 2067 [AD 2011]. Chintāṅa śabdakośa tathā vyākaraṇa. [Chintang dictionary and grammar]. Kathmandu: Chintang Language Research Program.

Stoll, S., B. Bickel, E. Lieven, G. Banjade, T. N. Bhatta, M. Gaenszle, N. P. Paudyal, J. Pettigrew, I. P. Rai, M. Rai, & N. K. Rai, 2011. Nouns and verbs in Chintang: children’s usage and surrounding adult speech. Journal of Child Language [First View], 1–38.

Bickel, B., M. Rai, N. Paudyal, G. Banjade, T. N. Bhatta, M. Gaenszle, E. Lieven, I. P. Rai, N. K. Rai, & S. Stoll, 2010. The syntax of three-argument verbs in Chintang and Belhare (Southeastern Kiranti). In Malchukov, A., M. Haspelmath, & B. Comrie (eds.), Studies in ditransitive constructions: a comparative handbook, 382–408. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Gaenszle, M., 2010. Grammar in Ritual Speech: The Use of Binomials in Rai Invocations. In A. Michaels & A. Mishra (eds.), Grammars and Morphologies of Ritual Practice in South Asia (Section I). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 141-158

Paudyal, N. P., B. Bickel, R. Schikowski, S. Stoll, E. Lieven, G. Banjade, I. P. Rai, M. Rai, M. Gaenszle, N. K. Rai, & T. N. Bhatta, 2010. Non-finite adverbial subordination in Chintang. Nepalese Linguistics 25, 121–132.

Schikowski, R., N. P. Paudyal, & B. Bickel, 2010. Fluid transitivity in Chintang. Paper presented at the workshop on Valency Classes, MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, 21 August 2010.

Rai, I. P., B. Bickel, E. Lieven, G. Banjade, M. Gaenszle, M. Rai, N. P. Paudyal, N. K. Rai, S. Stoll, & T. N. Bhatta, 2009. Mundum: a case study of Chintang ritual language. In Mukherjee, R. & M. N. Rajesh (eds.), Locality, history, memory: the making of the citizen in South Asia, 20–33. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Stoll, S. & B. Bickel, 2009. How deep are differences in referential density? In Lieven, E., J. Guo, N. Budwig, S. Ervin-Tripp, K. Nakamura, & S. Özçalişkan (eds.), Crosslinguistic Approaches to the Psychology of Language: Research in the Traditions of Dan Slobin, 543 – 555. London: Psychology Press.

Vorberg, A., B. Bickel, M. Gaenszle, G. Müller, M. Rai, G. Banjade, N. P. Paudyal, T. N. Bhatta, & I. P. Rai, 2009. An optimality-theoretic analysis of binomials in Chintang ritual language. Ms. University of Leipzig.

Bickel, B., G. Banjade, M. Gaenszle, E. Lieven, N. Paudyal, I. P. Rai, M. Rai, N. K. Rai, & S. Stoll, 2007. Free prefix ordering in Chintang. Language 83, 43–73.

Bickel, B., M. Gaenszle, A. Rai, P. D. Rai, S. K. Rai, V. S. Rai, & N. P. Sharma (Gautam), 2007. Two ways of suspending object agreement in Puma: between incorporation, antipassivization, and optional agreement. Himalayan Linguistics 7, 1 – 18.

Rāī, S. K., 2007a. Kirāta Pumā Rāiharumā moṅgchāmā (māṅgen) pujā chotọ paricaya [A short introduction to the Māṅgen pujā of the Kirāt Pumā Rāi]. Nipsuṅg 26.

Rai, S. K., 2007b. Limmāchit Pumā Rāiharuko khālipujā ek paricaya [An introduction to the Khāli pujā of the Limmāchit Pumā Rāi]. Pravāsīko Saugāta, Baharain 1, 1.

Rāī, L. T., 2063 [AD 2006]. Chintāṅa Saṃskṛti ra Jālapādevī [Chintang culture and the Jalpa goddess]. Kathmandu: Chintang and Puma Documentation Project.

Gaenszle, M., B. Bickel, G. Banjade, E. Lieven, N. Paudyal, A. Rai, I. P. Rai, M. Rai, N. K. Rai, V. S. Rai, N. P. Gautam (Sharma), & S. Stoll, 2005. Research report: the Chintang and Puma Documentation Project (CPDP). European Bulletin of Himalayan Research 28, 95–103.

Gaenszle, M., B. Bickel, G. Banjade, E. Lieven, N. Paudyal, I. P. Rai, M. Rai, N. K. Rai, & S. Stoll, 2005. Worshipping the king god: a preliminary analysis of Chintang ritual language in the invocation of Rajdeu. In Yadava, Y. P., G. Bhattarai, R. R. Lohani, B. Prasain, & K. Parajuli (eds.), Contemporary issues in Nepalese linguistics, 33–47. Kathmandu: Linguistic Society of Nepal.

Rai, N. K., B. Bickel, M. Gaenszle, E. Lieven, N. Paudyal, I. P. Rai, M. Rai, & S. Stoll, 2005. Triplication and ideophones in Chintang. In Yadava, Y. P. (ed.), Current issues in Nepalese linguistics, 205–209. Kirtipur: Linguistic Society of Nepal.

Sharma, N. P., B. Bickel, M. Gaenszle, A. Rai, & V. S. Rai, 2005. Personal and possessive pronouns in Puma (Southern Kiranti). In Yadava, Y. P., G. Bhattarai, R. R. Lohani, B. Prasain, & K. Parajuli (eds.), Contemporary issues in Nepalese linguistics, 225 – 233. Kathmandu: Linguistic Society of Nepal.