Featured Linguist!

Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!

"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



Donate Now | Visit the Fund Drive Homepage

Amount Raised:

$34513

Still Needed:

$40487

Can anyone overtake Syntax in the Subfield Challenge ?

Grad School Challenge Leader: University of Washington


Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

What is English? And Why Should We Care?

By: Tim William Machan

To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Medical Writing in Early Modern English

Edited by Irma Taavitsainen and Paivi Pahta

This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.


Book Information

   

Title: A Grammar of Dolakha Newar
Written By: Carol Genetti
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/rs/bookSingle.cfm?id=IS-9783110193039-1&l=E
Series Title: Mouton Grammar Library [MGL] 40
Description:

A Grammar of Dolakha Newar is the first fully comprehensive reference
grammar of a Newar variety. Dolakha Newar is of particular interest as it
is member of the mutually unintelligible eastern branch of the family, so
allows for an important comparative perspective on this significant
Tibeto-Burman language. In addition to a chapter on phonetics and
phonology, the book contains a separate chapter on prosody. There are also
distinct chapters on each word class, with full discussion of the
morphological and syntactic properties of each class. The book provides an
extensive study of syntax, including complete chapters on constructions,
clause structure, constituent order, grammatical relations, nominalization,
complementation, the participial construction, and the complex sentence, as
well as a detailed chapter on tense and aspect.

Brimming with examples from natural discourse, the book couples rigorous
description of the language's structures with full discussion of how the
structures are used in connected speech. Each analysis is presented with
full argumentation and competing analyses are contrasted and discussed. The
result is a rich, readable, and beautifully argued portrait of a language
and how it works.

OF INTEREST TO:

Research Libraries, Researchers and Advanced Students of Linguistics
(Typology, Himalayan Linguistics).

TO ORDER, PLEASE CONTACT:

Rhenus Medien Logistik GmbH & Co. KG
Justus-von-Liebig-Straße 1
86899 Landsberg
Tel.: +49-(0) 8191-97000-214
Fax: +49-(0) 8191-97000-594
e-mail: degruyter@de.rhenus.com

For USA, Canada, Mexico:

Walter de Gruyter, Inc.
PO Box 960
Herndon, VA 20172-0960
Tel.: +1 (703) 661 1589
Tel. Toll-free +1 (800) 208 8144
Fax: +1 (703) 661 1501
e-mail: degruytermail@presswarehouse.com

Please visit our website for other publications by Mouton de Gruyter:
http://www.mouton-publishers.com/

For free demo versions of Mouton de Gruyter’s multimedia products, please
visit http://www.mouton-online.com/

Prices do not include postage and handling.
Prices are subject to change.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Newari
Language Family(ies): None
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9783110193039
ISBN-13: 9783110193039
Pages: 595
Prices: Europe EURO 148.00
U.S. $ 199.80