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LINGUIST List 23.5127

Sat Dec 08 2012

Books: Bengali: Thompson

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 04-Dec-2012
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Bengali: Thompson
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Title: Bengali
Series Title: London Oriental and African Language Library 18

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/loall.18

Author: Hanne-Ruth Thompson

Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273130 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 173.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273130 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 115.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273130 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 97.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027238191 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 121.90
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027238191 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 115.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027238191 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 173.00


Bangla (Bengali), an Eastern Indo-Aryan Language, is the national language of
Bangladesh with 150 million speakers and the state language of Paschim Banga
(West Bengal) in India with 90 million speakers. There are sizeable
communities of Bengalis scattered all over the world. Altogether, the number
of native speakers make Bangla the fifth or sixth largest language in the
world. Like Hindi and other South Asian languages, Bangla has
subject-object-verb word order, postpositions, causative and compound verbs.
Unlike Hindi it has no gender.

This volume presents a systematic overview of the language, from the sound
system to parts of speech, syntactic categories to reduplicative features and
some short text passages. The book is written in transliteration throughout to
provide ease and convenience to non-Bengali as well as to Bengali linguists
and students. In order to connect linguistic analysis with the living
language, the book is furnished with plenty of real language examples,
demonstrating the spirit, grace and wit of the Bangla language.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Bengali (ben)

Written In: English (eng)

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