LINGUIST List 24.3112

Wed Jul 31 2013

Books: A Grammar of the Great Andamanese Language: Abbi

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Date: 31-Jul-2013
From: Els van Egmond <egmondebrill.com>
Subject: A Grammar of the Great Andamanese Language: Abbi
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Title: A Grammar of the Great Andamanese Language Subtitle: An Ethnolinguistic Study Series Title: Brill's Studies in South and Southwest Asian Languages. Published: 2013 Publisher: Brill
                http://www.brill.com

Book URL: http://www.brill.com/grammar-great-andamanese-language

Author: Anvita Abbi Hardback: ISBN: 9789004235274 Pages: 330 Price: Europe EURO 114
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004235274 Pages: 330 Price: U.S. $ 148
Abstract:

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.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation                             Sociolinguistics                             Typology Language Family(ies): Great Andamanese
Written In: English (eng)

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