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25 Eastern Asia: Sino-Tibetan linguistic history

Prehistory

Part II: Holocene migrations

  1. Randy J. LaPolla

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm825

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

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LaPolla, R. J. 2013. 25 Eastern Asia: Sino-Tibetan linguistic history. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

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  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

The Sino-Tibetan language family enshrines the migratory histories of many East Asian populations, including the Chinese, Tibetans, and Burmese. Its history is intimately associated with Neolithic and Bronze Age developments in China itself, and today it is one of the major world language families in terms of population numbers.

Keywords:

  • linguistics;
  • Asia;
  • Holocene;
  • Sino-Tibetan