North East Indian Linguistics

By: Stephen Morey and Mark Post (eds)

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The North East of India is one of the most rich and diverse cultural-linguistic regions of Asia. However, awareness of this is not widespread and as a result, the linguistic abundance of the region has not been sufficiently appreciated. Students and scholars from different parts of India and the world are now making efforts to turn around this scenario. North East Indian Linguistics is a result of such concerted attempts. This book is the first published collection of selected articles on North East Indian linguistics. The articles represent the current state of research in the field. The authors have adopted a variety of approaches to the study of the multifarious North East Indian languages – Ao (Naga), Assamese, Atong (Bodo-Garo), Bishnupriya, Garo, Khamti (Tai), Khasi, Kurtoep, Singpho, and the Tani languages, Apatani, Galo and Mising. The areas addressed in this book include descriptive phonology, lexicon, morphosyntax and semantics. The book also discusses general topics regarding fieldwork and orthography development. North East Indian Linguistics will be of interest to students, scholars and professionals in South and South East Asian linguistics and related fields, particularly to those involved in the study of languages of Austro-Asiatic, Indo-Aryan and Tibeto-Burman stock. The book will also benefit those with a concern for minority and endangered languages, and cultures. Contents Introduction Foreword Phonology 1. Kurtöp Phonology in the Context of North East India 2. Working with Tones in North East India – The Tonal System of Numhpuk Singpho, Assam 3. Tonality and the Analysis of Sub-Minimal Words in Ao 4. Change with Continuity in the Boro-Garo Languages Lexicon 5. Lexicon in a Contact Language: The Case of Bishnupriya 6. Shafer’s ‘parallels’ between Khasi and Sino-Tibetan 7. An Exploratory Study of the Terms of Relationship in Khamti of Lohit district in Arunachal Pradesh 8. Verbs of Position, Existence, Location and Possession and their Grammaticalization Pathways in the Tani languages Morphology, Syntax and Semantics 9. Causative Prefixes in Four Boro-Garo Languages 10. Similarities in Verbal and Nominal Morphology In Atong 11. Temporality in Bishnupriya 12. Explicator Compound Verbs in Assamese and Kashmiri: A Comparative Analysis 13. Explorations in the Nonfinite Verbal System in Asamiya Language Description and Language Endangerment 14. Doing Fieldwork on the Singpho Language of North Eastern India 15. Quest for a Script Printed Pages: 284.

Title: North East Indian Linguistics

Author Name: Stephen Morey and Mark Post (eds)

Categories: Linguistics, India,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 2008

ISBN: 8175966009

ISBN 13: 9788175966000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 165 x 250 Mm

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