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Dissertation Information

Title: Topics in Kalasha Syntax: An areal and typological perspective Add Dissertation
Author: Elena Bashir Update Dissertation
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Institution: University of Michigan, Department of Linguistics
Completed in: 1988
Linguistic Subfield(s): Language Documentation; Typology;
Subject Language(s): Burushaski
Director(s): Peter Edwin Hook

Abstract: This dissertation treats Kalasha, a Dardic (Northwest Indo-Aryan) language spoken in Chitral District in Northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan. The following aspects of Kalasha syntax are discussed with reference to both typological parameters and areal influences: structure of the verb system, transitivity and causativity relations, compound verbs, complementation structures and relative clauses. Kalasha is compared with Khowar and other Dardic languages, as well as with the South Asian sprachbund and sub-area including the mountainous regions of northern Pakistan and adjacent areas of Central Asia. Kalasha is found to differ significantly from the 'typical South Asian language' as characterized in Masica (1976). Possible substratum influences of Burushaski are discussed.