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Anderson, Gregory D. S.

The Munda Verb

Typological Perspectives

Series:Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] 174

DE GRUYTER MOUTON

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    Publication Date:
    May 2011
    Copyright year:
    2007
    ISBN
    978-3-11-092425-1
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    The Munda Verb is a unique book on the typology of the verb in the Munda language family, and the first of its kind on any language family of the Indian subcontinent. The authorpainstakingly works out nearly all the details of the morphology of the verb in each modern Munda language andoffers a description of the typology of the Munda verbal systems both individually and collectively.

    The author uses a large amount of data from modern Munda languages, as well as an extensive cross-linguistic corpus offering comparisons from genetically unrelated languages such as Fox, Amele, Kinyarwanda, Luyia, Takelma, Tonkawa, Burushaski, or Tangut where relevant. Points of note include the unusual incorporation system of South Munda Sora and the elaborate and complex system of verb agreement attested in the Kherwarian Munda languages. Further, the author discusses models for a Proto-Munda verbal system and problems in its reconstruction at various points throughout.

    This book is of great interest to specialists working on the Munda languages, South Asian linguistics, language typology, historical linguistics and to scholars of both morphology as well as syntax.

    Details

    23 x 15.5 cm
    xvi, 306 pages
    DE GRUYTER MOUTON
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Monograph
    Keyword(s):
    India/language; Munda/ethnology, ethnography; linguistic typology; historical linguistics

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    Gregory D. S. Anderson, Living Tongues Institute of Endangered Languages, Salem, Oregon, USA.

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