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By A.R. Coupe

ISBN-10: 3110190885

ISBN-13: 9783110190885

A Grammar of Mongsen Ao, the results of the author’s fieldwork over a ten-year interval, provides the 1st entire grammatical description of a language spoken in Nagaland, north-east India. The languages of this sector stay under-documented for a couple of ancient purposes. through the 19th and early 20th centuries, the common cultural perform of head-hunting discouraged outsiders from getting into the Naga Hills. presently after Indian independence in 1947, an armed uprising by way of Naga separatists and a central authority coverage of limiting entry to the afflicted quarter ensured that Nagaland remained a tricky position to behavior study. during this context, A Grammar of Mongsen Ao offers worthy new insights into the constitution of a Tibeto-Burman language spoken in a linguistically little-known quarter of the area.

The grammatical research files all of the useful domain names of the language and comprises 4 glossed and translated texts, the latter being of curiosity to anthropologists learning folklore. Mongsen Ao is a hugely agglutinating, often suffixing language with predominantly dependent-marking features. Its grammar demonstrates a couple of typologically attention-grabbing positive factors which are defined intimately within the ebook. between those is an strange case marking method within which grammatical marking is stimulated through semantic and pragmatic elements, and a wealthy verbal morphology that produces complex sequences of agglutinative suffixes. Grammaticalisation strategies also are mentioned the place correct, thereby extending the allure of the ebook to linguists with pursuits in grammaticalisation theory.

This e-book should be of price to any linguist trying to make clear genetic relationships in the Tibeto-Burman relatives, and it'll serve extra greatly as a reference grammar for typologists drawn to the typological positive aspects of a Tibeto-Burman language of north-east India.

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