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Author Watters, David, author
Title A grammar of Kham / David E. Watters
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (xxv, 477 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Cambridge grammatical descriptions
Cambridge grammatical descriptions
Note Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
1. The people and their language -- 2. Segmental phonology -- 3. Tonology -- 4. Nouns and noun morphology -- 5. Verbs and verb morphology -- 6. Modifiers and adjectivals -- 7. Locatives, dimensionals, and temporal adverbs -- 8. Adverbs and adverbials -- 9. Minor word classes -- 10. Noun phrases, nominalizations, and relative clauses -- 11. Simple clauses, transitivity, and voice -- 12. Tense, aspects, and modality -- 13. The modality of certainty, obligation, and unexpected information -- 14. Non-declarative speech acts -- 15. Interclausal relations and sentence structure -- 16. Nominalized verb forms in discourse -- 17. The Kham verb in historical perspective -- 18. Texts -- 19. Vocabulary
First published in 2002, this is a comprehensive grammatical documentation of Kham, a previously undescribed language from west-central Nepal, belonging to the Tibeto-Burman language family. The language contains a number of grammatical systems that are of immediate relevance to current work on linguistic theory, including split ergativity, a mirative system, and a rich class of derived adjectivals. Its verb morphology has implications for the understanding of the history of the entire Tibeto-Burman family. The book, based on extensive fieldwork, deals with all major aspects of the language including segmental phonology, tone, word classes, noun phrases, nominalizations, transitivity alterations, tense-aspect-modality, non-declarative speech acts, and complex sentence structure. It provides copious examples throughout the exposition and includes three short native texts and a vocabulary of more than 400 words, many of them reconstructed for Proto-Kham and Proto-Tibeto-Burman
TAEBDC; 2009
Link Print version: 9780521812450
Subject Kham language -- Grammar
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