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LINGUIST List 22.1401

Thu Mar 24 2011

Books: Lang Documentation/Ling Theories/Syntax/Typology/Kharia: Peterson

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        1.     Els van Egmond , A Grammar of Kharia: Peterson

Message 1: A Grammar of Kharia: Peterson
Date: 24-Mar-2011
From: Els van Egmond <egmondebrill.nl>
Subject: A Grammar of Kharia: Peterson
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Title: A Grammar of Kharia
Subtitle: A South Munda Language
Series Title: Brill's Studies in South and Southwest Asian Languages
Published: 2011
Publisher: Brill
                http://www.brill.nl

Book URL: http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=18&pid=33844

Author: John Peterson
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004187207 Pages: 498 Price: U.S. $ 216
Abstract:

Kharia, spoken in central-eastern India, is a member of the southern branch
of the Munda family, which forms the western branch of the Austro-Asiatic
phylum, stretching from central India to Vietnam. The present study
provides the most extensive description of Kharia to date and covers all
major areas of the grammar. Of particular interest in the variety of Kharia
described here, is that there is no evidence for assuming the existence of
parts-of-speech, such as noun, adjective and verb. Rather functions such as
reference, modification and predication are expressed by one of two
syntactic structures, referred to here as "syntagmas". The volume will be
of equal interest to general linguists from the fields of typology,
linguistic theory, areal linguistics, Munda linguistics as well as South
Asianists in general.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Syntax
                            Typology

Subject Language(s): Kharia (khr)

Written In: English (eng )

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