Date: 02-May-2007 From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com> Subject: The Munda Verb: Anderson
Title: The Munda Verb
Subtitle: Typological Perspectives
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] 174
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
Author: Gregory D. S. Anderson
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110189650 Pages: 306 Price: Europe EURO 98.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110189650 Pages: 306 Price: U.S. $ 132.30 Comment: for USA, Canada & Mexico
The Munda Verb is a unique book on the typology of the verb in the Munda language family, and the first of its kind on any language family of the Indian subcontinent. The author painstakingly works out nearly all the details of the morphology of the verb in each modern Munda language and offers a description of the typology of the Munda verbal systems both individually and collectively.
The author uses a large amount of data from modern Munda languages, as well as an extensive cross-linguistic corpus offering comparisons from genetically unrelated languages such as Fox, Amele, Kinyarwanda, Luyia, Takelma, Tonkawa, Burushaski, or Tangut where relevant. Points of note include the unusual incorporation system of South Munda Sora and the elaborate and complex system of verb agreement attested in the Kherwarian Munda languages. Further, the author discusses models for a Proto-Munda verbal system and problems in its reconstruction at various points throughout.
Of interest to:
Research Libraries; Specialists in South Asian languages, Austroasiatic, and Munda Languages; Researchers in Historical Linguistics, Linguistic Typology, Verbal Categories, Morphosyntax, and Syntax.
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