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Title: A Grammar of Bantawa
Subtitle: Grammar, paradigm tables, glossary and texts of a Rai language of Eastern Nepal
Written By: Marius Doornenbal
Series Title: LOT Dissertation Series

This dissertation provides a comprehensive overview of the grammar of
Bantawa, a Kiranti (Rai) language spoken in Eastern Nepal. Bantawa is an
SOV language featuring rich verbal morphology. In Bantawa we find both
ergative and accusative alignment patterns in verbal affix agreement, and
an ergative / absolutive pattern of case marking. The grammar treats the
syntax of all major syntactical constructions, including the highly
productive verb compounding process, embedding of converbial and finite
clauses, nominalisations and evidentiality. The semantics of
nominalisations and the aspectual nuances of verbal compounds are discussed
in detail. An annotated text corpus, comprehensive paradigm tables and a
glossary complete the grammar.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Bantawa
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789460930058