LINGUIST List 23.2611

Tue Jun 05 2012

Books: Comparative Grammar of the Modern Aryan Languages of India Volume 1: Beames

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Date: 05-Jun-2012
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcambridge.org>
Subject: Comparative Grammar of the Modern Aryan Languages of India Volume 1: Beames
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Title: Comparative Grammar of the Modern Aryan Languages of India Volume
1 Subtitle: To Wit, Hindi, Panjabi, Sindhi, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, and Bangali Published: 2012 Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: John Beames Paperback: ISBN: 9781108048132 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 20.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108048132 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 31.99
Abstract:

The Indo-Aryan language family is a branch of the Indo-European phylum, andincludes Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, Kashmiri and Gujarati. First published in1872, this three-volume comparative grammar of the family was written by theBritish civil servant John Beames (1837-1902). From 1866 he spent twelveyears in India, during which he gathered data for what he intended to be the firstcomprehensive and accurate Indo-Aryan grammar. Volume 1 focuses onphonetics and phonology. Drawing on evidence from Indo-Aryan soundsystems, it shows Sanskrit to be the languages' parent, while exploring somenon-Sanskritic exceptions. It also gives a detailed historical background to thelanguages, provides careful descriptions of their vowel and consonant systems,and explores how Indo-Aryan phonology has changed over time. Beames'findings remain central to the work of general linguists, phonologists andlanguage typologists.

Preface; Book I. On Sounds: 1. Introduction; 2. On vowel changes; 3. Changesof single consonants; 4. Changes of compound consonants.


Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics                             Phonology                             Typology
Subject Language(s): Bengali (ben)                             Gujarati (guj)                             Hindi (hin)                             Kashmiri (kas)                             Punjabi (pan)                             Urdu (urd)
Written In: English (eng)

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