A Grammar of Bantawa : grammar, paradigm tables, glossary and texts of a Rai language of Eastern Nepal

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A Grammar of Bantawa : grammar, paradigm tables, glossary and texts of a Rai language of Eastern Nepal

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: A Grammar of Bantawa : grammar, paradigm tables, glossary and texts of a Rai language of Eastern Nepal
Author: Doornenbal, Marius Albert
Publisher: LOT, Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics, Utrecht
Issue Date: 2009-11-03
Keywords: Bantawa language
Kiranti languages
Nepal
Descriptive linguistics
Complex verbs
Verbal morphology
Abstract: This dissertation provides a comprehensive overview of the grammar of Bantawa, a Kiranti (Rai) language spoken in Eastern Nepal. Bantawa is an SOV language featuring rich verbal morphology. In Bantawa we find both ergative and accusative alignment patterns in verbal affix agreement, and an ergative / absolutive pattern of case marking. The grammar treats the syntax of all major syntactical constructions, including the highly productive verb compounding process, embedding of converbial and finite clauses, nominalisations and evidentiality. The semantics of nominalisations and the aspectual nuances of verbal compounds are discussed in detail. An annotated text corpus, comprehensive paradigm tables and a glossary complete the grammar.
Description: Promotor: G.E. Booij, Co-promotor: C.L.J.M. Cremers
With Summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit der Letteren
Citation: Doornenbal, M.A., 2009, Doctoral Thesis, Leiden University
Series/Report no.: LOT Dissertation Series
222
ISBN: 9789460930089
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/14326
 

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