The Indo-Aryan Languages

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Cambridge University Press, 9 sept 1993 - 539 páginas
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In his ambitious survey of the Indo-Aryan languages, Masica has provided a fundamental, comparative introduction that will interest not only general and theoretical linguists but also students of one or more languages (Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujurati, Marathi, Sinhalese, etc.) who want to acquaint themselves with the broader linguistic context. Generally synchronic in approach, concentrating on the phonology, morphology and syntax of the modern representatives of the group, the volume also covers their historical development, writing systems, and aspects of sociolinguistics.
 

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This is a highly specialized work that takes a look at the languages of Northern India and their development from ancient times to the present day. This is a must have for linguists and lay ... Leer reseña completa

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TABLES
6
The modern IndoAryan languages and dialects
8
The historical context and development of IndoAryan
32
The nature of the New IndoAryan lexicon
61
NIA descriptive phonology
86
Writing systems
133
Historical phonology
154
Nominal forms and categories
212
Syntax
331
Inventory of NI A languages and dialects
420
Schemes of NIA subclassification
446
Notes
464
Bibliography
480
Index of languages
511
General inder
526
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Verbal forms and categories
257

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