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LINGUIST List 24.1236

Wed Mar 13 2013

Books: A Grammar of the Mahratta Language: Carey

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 01-Mar-2013
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcambridge.org>
Subject: A Grammar of the Mahratta Language: Carey
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Title: A Grammar of the Mahratta Language
Subtitle: To Which Are Added Dialogues on Familiar Subjects
Published: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/knowledge/isbn/item7082186/A%20Grammar%20of%20the%20Mahratta%20Language/?site_locale=en_US

Author: William Carey
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108056311 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 16.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108056311 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 26.99
Abstract:

Marathi, an official language of Maharashtra and Goa, is among the twenty most widely spoken languages in the world. The southernmost Indo-Aryan language, it is also spoken in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, and Daman and Diu, and is believed to be over 1,300 years old, with its origins in Sanskrit. First published in 1805, this grammar of Marathi (then known as Mahratta) was compiled by the Baptist missionary William Carey (1761–1834) during his time in India. Its purpose was to assist Carey's European students at Fort William College in their learning of the language, and it is comprehensive in ITS coverage, providing numerous examples. Containing detailed descriptions of Marathi's Devanagari alphabet, its word and sentence formation, and its complex tense, voice, gender, agreement, inflection, and case systems, the work remains an invaluable resource for linguists today. Carey's 1810 dictionary of Marathi is also reissued in this series.

Preface; A grammar, etc.


Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Marathi (mar)

Written In: English (eng)

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