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Fri Nov 19 2010

Books: Morphology/Phonology: Kar

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        1.     Chris Humphrey , Syllable Structure of Bangla: Kar

Message 1: Syllable Structure of Bangla: Kar
Date: 12-Nov-2010
From: Chris Humphrey <chumphreyc-s-p.org>
Subject: Syllable Structure of Bangla: Kar
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Title: Syllable Structure of Bangla
Subtitle: An Optimality-Theoretic Approach
Published: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
                http://www.c-s-p.org

Author: Somdev Kar
Hardback: ISBN: 9781443824026 Pages: 199 Price: U.S. $ 52.99
Abstract:

Syllable Structure of Bangla: An Optimality-Theoretic Approach is a three
part study designed to provide the student/readers with a better
understanding about the structure of Bangla syllables in terms of phonology
and morphology. The book is divided into twelve chapters with each chapter
focusing on one particular area of the study.

The first part of this three part study focuses on the frequency of
occurrences of different consonant clusters in Bangla. It argues that these
clusters are best described with the help of the Bangla lexicon into three
strata that include native Bangla words (NB) as well as Sanskrit borrowings
(SB) and the other borrowings (OB). This part of the study focuses on the
analysis of these syllabic structures in Bangla with the help of the
Optimality Theory (OT).

The second part of the study focuses on a morphological analysis of the
standard verbal inflectional paradigms of Bangla in the framework of
Distributed Morphology (DM). This includes categories of tense/mood, levels
of politeness and persons. This analysis is then compared with the English
verbal inflectional morphology. In a later stage, Kar picks up the
Optimality Theory from where he left it at the first part and applies it to
analyze the outcomes of the morphological analysis in DM and following
phonological changes on them.

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
                            Phonology

Subject Language(s): Bengali (ben)

Written In: English (eng )

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