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Title: Marathi
Written By: Kashi Wali
Series Title: Languages of the World/Materials 441

Marathi is an Indo-Aryan language primarily spoken in the Maharashtra state
of India by nearly ninty six million people. It is one of the eighteen
official languages of India. It shares its northern boundary with Gujarati
and Madhya Pradesh Hindi. In the south it borders on two major Dravidian
languages -- Kannada and Telugu. The Dravidian vicinity has considerably
affected Marathi in several ways, especially its causative and anaphoric

This grammar describes basic information on the phonology, alphasyllabic
writing system, morphology, and syntax of the standard Marathi. The
introduction notes the historic information on the origin, and the past and
present grammatical works. The phonology includes the information on the
vocalic, consonental and suprasegmental system as well as various
mopho-phonological processes. Morphology highlights the significant
nominal and verbal features. The chapter on syntax describes in detail the
special characteristics such as word order, special features of ergativity,
multiple headed correlatives, and distribution of two reflexives, swataah
and aapaN which are special to Marathi in IA family. The chapter on text
has used free and interlinear translation. The book contains an extensive
bibliography including past and present grammars, recent dissertations and
scholarly articles in generative linguistic theory.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Indo-Aryan Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Marathi
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3895863149
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 82
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