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Thu Nov 05 2009

Books: Typology/General Ling: Doornenbal

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        1.    MariĆ«tte Bonenkamp, A Grammar of Bantawa: Doornenbal

Message 1: A Grammar of Bantawa: Doornenbal
Date: 03-Nov-2009
From: Mariƫtte Bonenkamp <lotuu.nl>
Subject: A Grammar of Bantawa: Doornenbal
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Title: A Grammar of Bantawa
Subtitle: Grammar, paradigm tables, glossary and texts of a Rai language of Eastern Nepal
Series Title: LOT Dissertation Series
Published: 2009
Publisher: Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke - LOT
                http://www.lotpublications.nl/

Author: Marius Doornenbal
Paperback: ISBN: 9789460930058 Pages: Price: ----
Abstract:

This dissertation provides a comprehensive overview of the grammar of
Bantawa, a Kiranti (Rai) language spoken in Eastern Nepal. Bantawa is an
SOV language featuring rich verbal morphology. In Bantawa we find both
ergative and accusative alignment patterns in verbal affix agreement, and
an ergative / absolutive pattern of case marking. The grammar treats the
syntax of all major syntactical constructions, including the highly
productive verb compounding process, embedding of converbial and finite
clauses, nominalisations and evidentiality. The semantics of
nominalisations and the aspectual nuances of verbal compounds are discussed
in detail. An annotated text corpus, comprehensive paradigm tables and a
glossary complete the grammar.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Morphology
                            Semantics
                            Syntax
                            Typology

Subject Language(s): Bantawa (bap)

Written In: English (eng )

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