Summary : A Guide Book to Lisu Language
This guide Book which examines among other things the kinship terms, social usages and conversational analysis of the Lisu Language is in a sense a Study of Anthropological linguistics.
In addition, it provides an abridged note on the Lisu, a Little known monogoloid Tribe of the predesh. The Lisu language falls in the Proto Loloish category of the Proto Lolo-Burman group of languages. Roman Script written reversely is used as the script of the language; It has 28 consonants and eleven vowels, but no semi-vowels. All the vowels. This is a tone language. Three distinctive tonesrising, falling and level are onserved which split apart giving rise toseven tones.
This book is purposed to help adkinistrastor, officials and Teachers who are serving in Arunachal Pradesh to carry on conversation in Lisu. Besides, a first Hand knowedlge of the Lisu language may induce the anthropologist and the linguist to do further Research on the Lisu and their language.
Shri Asim Maitra (b. 1943) obtained first class in M. Sc. in Anthropology with specialization in Social and Cultural Anthropology He is a gold medalist of the University of Ranchi He has been serving in the Anthropological Survey of India in various capacities since 1965 and is at present posted in Shillong as Assistant Anthropologist.
Shri Maitra has two books to his credit entitled Magahi Culture : A Monographic Study (1983), and Religious Life of the Brahman (1936), and has published a number of papers in both the disciplines (Physical and Cultural) of Anthropology in departmental bulletins and national journals (social sciences) in India. He participated in the scientific deliberations in the Xth International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences held in New Delhi in December, 1978 where he presented a paper entitled "Magic and Witchcraft among the Maithil Brahmins" in the seminar on Local Religions in Asia Shri Maitra is the Life Member of the Indian Anthropological Society, Calcutta and the N. K Bose Memorial Foundation, Varanasi.
The area of his research interest is ethnographic, religious and linguistic studies, and his present field of investigation is Arunachal Pradesh.
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