A Grammar of Dolakha Newar

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Walter de Gruyter, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 595 pages
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A Grammar of Dolakha Newar is a comprehensive description of a Tibeto-Burman language of Nepal. Brimming with examples from naturaldiscourse, the book couples rigorous description of the language's structures with full discussion of how the structures are used by speakers in connected speech. The result is a rich, readable, and beautifully argued portrait of a language and how it works.

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Contents

Chapter
1
Chapter
2
The Newars
5
The village of Dolakha and the Dolakhae language
17
Linguistic theory and description
25
Segmental phonetics and phonology
32
Phonotactics
61
Terminal pitch contours
75
Grammatical relations
307
Chapter 14
320
The verb bir give and the marking of affected participants
333
Negation
347
Aspect
373
Chapter 17
387
The distribution of the nominalizers
403
Complementation strategies
421

Summary
89
Chapter 5
129
Chapter 6
154
Imperative prohibitive and optative paradigms
178
Chapter 7
195
On the status of the category adjective
212
Chapter 9
228
Three particles with discourse function
245
Other particles
252
Chapter 11
261
Coordination
268
Summary of nounphrase structures
274
Verbless clauses
283
Dativeexperiencer clauses
294
Transitive clauses
300
Chapter 19
428
Issues in syntactic analysis
446
The participle followed by li and i
455
Types of adverbial clauses
461
Syntax of adverbial clauses
477
Chapter 21
485
Other types of syntactic complexity
498
Syntaxprosody interactions
506
Closing words
515
Dolakha Newar word list
522
A boy makes his fortune
539
Notes
557
Index
578
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Carol Genetti , University of California, Santa Barbara. 

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