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Title: Syllable Structure of Bangla
Subtitle: An Optimality-Theoretic Approach
Description:

Syllable Structure of Bangla: An Optimality-Theoretic Approach is a three
part study designed to provide the student/readers with a better
understanding about the structure of Bangla syllables in terms of phonology
and morphology. The book is divided into twelve chapters with each chapter
focusing on one particular area of the study.

The first part of this three part study focuses on the frequency of
occurrences of different consonant clusters in Bangla. It argues that these
clusters are best described with the help of the Bangla lexicon into three
strata that include native Bangla words (NB) as well as Sanskrit borrowings
(SB) and the other borrowings (OB). This part of the study focuses on the
analysis of these syllabic structures in Bangla with the help of the
Optimality Theory (OT).

The second part of the study focuses on a morphological analysis of the
standard verbal inflectional paradigms of Bangla in the framework of
Distributed Morphology (DM). This includes categories of tense/mood, levels
of politeness and persons. This analysis is then compared with the English
verbal inflectional morphology. In a later stage, Kar picks up the
Optimality Theory from where he left it at the first part and applies it to
analyze the outcomes of the morphological analysis in DM and following
phonological changes on them.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Phonology
Subject Language(s): Bengali
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 144382402X
ISBN-13: 9781443824026
Pages: 199
Prices: U.S.$ 52.99