LINGUIST List 29.101

Fri Jan 05 2018

Books: Argument structure in Kashmiri: Verbeke

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Date: 18-Dec-2017
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Subject: Argument structure in Kashmiri: Verbeke
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Title: Argument structure in Kashmiri
Subtitle: Form and Function of Pronominal Suffixation
Series Title: BSSAL 9
Published: 2017
Publisher: Brill

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Author: Saartje Verbeke
Electronic: ISBN: 9789004346789 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004346772 Pages: 199 Price: Europe EURO 105

Argument structure of Kashmiri is a study of the grammatical patterns one finds in the Indo-Aryan language Kashmiri. Kashmiri shows several unique linguistic features which sets it aside from more well-known Indo-Aryan languages. The book focuses on the grammatical relations and their coding in case marking and in verb agreement. The occurrence of pronominal suffixation in Kashmiri is related with the universal feature of referential hierarchies and the phenomenon of verb second word order. The grammatical structure of Kashmiri is situated in the linguistic area of the Himalayas, and minority languages in the area are discussed as well. The book draws on a wealth of examples from field work, local manuscripts and secondary sources and it is a first comprehensive overview of the grammatical features of Kashmiri from a typological point of view.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Kashmiri (kas)
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
Areal Regions: South Asian

Written In: English (eng)

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