Sino-Tibetan language


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In Thurgood, Graham & Randy LaPolla (eds.) The Sino-Tibetan languages 2nd Edn, 277-301.
Zhang (2012) has similarly argued: "[--] the so-called Sino-Tibetan language family is just a unverified hypothesis, [--] with no academic achievements in this area universally accepted by scholars in the linguistic community so far.
Sinitic languages belong to the so-called Sino-Tibetan language family (Hanzang yuxi), which is one of the largest in the world.
The question, whether the number of Indo-European language speakers will be overtaken or completely outnumbered by the number of Sino-Tibetan language speakers, cannot be answered with certainty for two reasons: on the one hand recent and reliable population statistics are not available from the countries in which the aforementioned language group is found, on the other hand the classification of some languages in the Sino-Tibetan family is not undisputed.
Burmese, a Sino-Tibetan language, has received strong influence from Indic culture.
The chart of linguistic relationships within the Sino-Tibetan language family (p.
'A survey of present state of our knowledge about the Himalayan Languages.' 25th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics, Berkeley.