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Title: A Grammar of the Great Andamanese Language
Subtitle: An Ethnolinguistic Study
Written By: Anvita Abbi
URL: http://www.brill.com/grammar-great-andamanese-language
Series Title: Brill's Studies in South and Southwest Asian Languages.
Description:

A Grammar of the Great Andamanese Language is the first-ever detailed and exhaustive account of Great Andamanese, a moribund language spoken on the Andamanese Islands belonging to India in the Bay of Bengal. This important documentation covers all major areas of the grammar of Great Andamanese and gives us a first detailed look at this unique language, which is on the verge of extinction. Of particular interest here is the discussion of the body division class markers which play an important role throughout much of the grammar and which are documented in this volume for the first time. The volume will be of interest for general linguists from the fields of linguistic typology and areal linguistics as well as those interested in South Asian languages in general.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Sociolinguistics
Typology
Language Family(ies): Great Andamanese
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789004235274
Pages: 330
Prices: Europe EURO 114
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