Window onto a Vanished World: Lahu texts from Thailand in the 1960’s

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This extremely valuable collection of texts in the Lahu language represents the language and culture in the 1960’s, a time when the heritage language and culture were still vibrant and not yet globalized, hence the title Window on a Vanished World. It is also one of the largest collections of texts in any Tibeto-Burman language. The texts are available as a book and online with the audio (originally from 1960’s magnetic tape). This is a massive achievement for all involved in the recording, conversion, and editing.

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xxxii, 1219 p.

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Matisoff, James A.; Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi; Lowe, John B. & Zhang, Charles 2022.

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This extremely valuable collection of texts in the Lahu language represents the language and culture in the 1960’s, a time when the heritage language and culture were still vibrant and not yet globalized, hence the title Window on a Vanished World. It is also one of the largest collections of texts in any Tibeto-Burman language. The texts are available as a book and online with the audio (originally from 1960’s magnetic tape). This is a massive achievement for all involved in the recording, conversion, and editing.

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xxxii, 1219 p.

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Requests for permission should be directed to James A. Matisoff matisoff@berkeley.edu

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Computational Resource on South Asian Languages

The Computational Resource for South Asian Languages (CoRSAL) is a digital archive for source audio, video, and text on the minority languages of South Asia.

Aquiline Books

Aquiline Books (formerly Eagle Editions) is an imprint of the UNT Libraries designed for works of scholarship, both new and reissued, from the UNT community. All publications from Aquiline Books are freely available to read online in this collection.

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James A. Matisoff Collection

This is a collection of material collected by Dr. James A. Matisoff throughout his career, including material from Field Methods courses at The University of California at Berkeley and fieldwork with the Lahu people of northern Thailand (ISO 639-3 lhu).

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Matisoff, James A.; Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi; Lowe, John B. & Zhang, Charles. Window onto a Vanished World: Lahu texts from Thailand in the 1960’s, book, 2022; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1934031/: accessed April 23, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .

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