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Title: A Grammar of Kharia
Subtitle: A South Munda Language
Written By: John Peterson
URL: http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=18&pid=33844
Series Title: Brill's Studies in South and Southwest Asian Languages
Description:

Kharia, spoken in central-eastern India, is a member of the southern branch
of the Munda family, which forms the western branch of the Austro-Asiatic
phylum, stretching from central India to Vietnam. The present study
provides the most extensive description of Kharia to date and covers all
major areas of the grammar. Of particular interest in the variety of Kharia
described here, is that there is no evidence for assuming the existence of
parts-of-speech, such as noun, adjective and verb. Rather functions such as
reference, modification and predication are expressed by one of two
syntactic structures, referred to here as “syntagmas”. The volume will be
of equal interest to general linguists from the fields of typology,
linguistic theory, areal linguistics, Munda linguistics as well as South
Asianists in general.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Linguistic Theories
Syntax
Typology
Subject Language(s): Kharia
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789004187207
Pages: 498
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