The Indo-Aryan Languages

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 9, 1993 - Foreign Language Study - 539 pages
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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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Contents

The modern IndoAryan languages and dialects
18
The historical context and development of IndoAryan
32
The nature of he New IndoAryan lexicon
61
TABLES
85
NIA descriptive phonology
88
Figures
106
Writing systems
133
Historical phonology
154
Verbal forms and categories
257
3sg m forms
286
Syntax
331
Inventory of NIA ImiKmige s and dialects
420
treediagram
449
Notes
464
Rihliogrtipliy
480
lieneral inde
526

Nominal forms and categories
212
relationships
218

Common terms and phrases

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