LINGUIST List 11.2367

Wed Nov 1 2000

Books: Indo-European Languages

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  1. LINCOM EUROPA, Indo-European Languages: Bagri by L.Gusain
  2. LINCOM EUROPA, Indo-European Languages: Northern Talysh by W.Schulze

Message 1: Indo-European Languages: Bagri by L.Gusain

Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2000 10:46:55 +0100
From: LINCOM EUROPA <LINCOM.EUROPAt-online.de>
Subject: Indo-European Languages: Bagri by L.Gusain

Bagri
LAKHAN GUSAIN
Centre of Rajasthani Studies, Purabsar

This is the first comprehensive linguistic study of Bagri, a dialect of
Rajasthani language of Indo-Aryan family, spoken by about five million
speakers in Hanumangarh and Sriganganagar districts of Rajasthan, Sirsa
and Hissar districts of Haryana, Firozepur and Muktsar districts of
Punjab of India and Bahawalpur and Bahawalnagar areas of Punjab of 
Pakistan. Bagri is a typical Indo-Aryan language having SOV word order. 

The grammar includes chapters on phonology, morphology, syntax, and a
sample text. There are 31 consonants, 10 vowels, 2 diphthongs, and 3
tones in Bagri. Retroflexion is an important feature. There are two
numbers--singular and plural; two genders--masculine and feminine; and
three cases--simple, oblique, and vocative. The nouns are declined
according to their final segments. Case marking is partly inflectional
and partly postpositional. All pronouns are inflected for number and
case but gender is distinguished only in the third person singular
pronouns. The third person pronouns are distinguished on the
proximity/remoteness dimension in each gender. There are three tenses
four moods in Bagri. Adjectives are of two types--either ending in /-o/
or not. Cardinal numbers upto ten are inflected. Both present and past
participles function as adjectives. Sentence types are of traditional
natre. Coordination and subordination are described in complex
sentences. Particles are also analysed.
 
ISBN 3 89586 398 X. 
Languages of the World/Materials 384. 
85pp. USD 34 / DM 64 / � 22. 



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Message 2: Indo-European Languages: Northern Talysh by W.Schulze

Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2000 10:49:21 +0100
From: LINCOM EUROPA <LINCOM.EUROPAt-online.de>
Subject: Indo-European Languages: Northern Talysh by W.Schulze

Northern Talysh
WOLFGANG SCHULZE 
University of Munich

Talysh is classified as a Northwest Iranian language that is spoken by
roughly 200.000 people both in northwestern Iran and southern
Azerbajdzan. This booklet concentrates on the northern (Azerbajdzani)
variants of the language spoken by about 80.000 people in the Astara and
Lenkoran areas. The morphosyntax of Northern Talysh is characterized by
a complicated split system which is based on the Northwest Iranian type
of accusativity/ergativity dichotomy: It shows accusative features with
present stem based transitive constructions, whereas past stem based
construction tend towards an ergative behavior. Salient features are
among others: a general oblique case to cover peripheric functions
(split-O in accusative structures, split-A in ergative structures);
tripartite system of personal pronouns, floating clitics in ergative
structures that cross-reference the agentive function A; backgrounding
of S and A in some types of subordination. Due to interferences with
Azeri, Northern Talysh shows remarkable features of 're-agglutination'
both in its case system and in verbal inflection. 
 	
The present portrayal of Northern Talysh is based on the author's
fieldwork and is both descriptive and explanatory: it concentrates on
features of actance typology explaining the architecture of its
'Operating System' and the emergence of split structures from both a
typological and a cognitive perspective. Other important explanatory
parameters make reference to Historical Linguistics. Additionally, the
interaction of Northern Talysh phonology and grammar is described. The
sketch is supplemented by the documentation of an oral account (palangi
ahvolot 'Encounter with a leopard') - given with full morphological
glosses and translation - and by a word index.

ISBN 3 89586 681 4. 
Languages of the World/Materials 380. 
76 pp. USD 32 / DM 66 / � 21. 


 

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