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Wed Feb 04 2015

Books: A Descriptive Study of Bengali Words: Dash

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Subject: A Descriptive Study of Bengali Words: Dash
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Title: A Descriptive Study of Bengali Words
Published: 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Author: Niladri Sekhar Dash
Hardback: ISBN: 9781107064249 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781107064249 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 65.00

This book is a study of modern Bengali words based on the data obtained from a corpus of written texts. The author has used all kinds of data, information and examples from the Bengali corpus to shape up this text. He has made an empirical attempt to analyse Bengali words and other lexical items from the perspective of their surface orthographic representation to understand the internal structure of their composition with a focus on their functional roles in various contexts of their usage within texts. In order to achieve this goal, he has established a link between the internal composition and external representation of words within an interface of usage and function of words in texts. The issues addressed in the book include decomposition of words, interpretation of function of word-formative elements and analysis of lexico-semantic identities of the word-formative elements in relation to their function in words.

Acknowledgements; Bengali vowel sounds in cardinal diagram; Roman and IPA codes for Bengali vowels and allographs; Bengali consonants; Roman and IPA codes for Bengali consonants; Introduction; 1. Word: a conceptual complexity; 2. Usage of some word formative elements in Bengali; 3. Frequency of use of words in Bengali; 4. Structural components of Bengali words; 5. Use of affixes with Bengali words; 6. Postpositions used in Bengali; 7. Compound nouns and adjectives; 8. Structure of reduplicated forms in Bengali; 9. Lexical naturalization in Bengali; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Bengali (ben)

Written In: English (eng)

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