A Grammar of Mongsen Ao

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Walter de Gruyter, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 526 pages
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A Grammar of Mongsen Ao presents the first comprehensive grammatical description of a language spoken in Nagaland, north-east India. The languages of this region remain under-documented for a number of historical reasons. This book will be of value to any linguist seeking to clarify genetic relationships within the Tibeto-Burman family, and it will serve more broadly as a reference grammar for typologists interested in the typological features of a Tibeto-Burman language of north-east India.

 

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Contents

Phonology and phonological processes
23
3 Vowel phonemes of Mangmetong Mongsen
45
Prosody
57
1 Examples of tonal realizations in selected verbal suffixes
71
Word classes
79
1 Summary of nominals that function as NP heads
82
4 Personal pronouns
89
6 Interrogative pronouns
99
1 Distributive numerals
276
Verbs and verbal morphology
279
1 Morphological structure of the predicate
289
2 Lexical suffixes
299
3 Converb suffixes
343
Verbless copula and existential clauses
357
1 Summary of clause types expressing copulative meanings
386
Imperatives
387

10 Lexical quantifiers
112
12 Mangmetong Mongsen case marking clitics
121
15 Common exclamations
130
Clause structure and grammatical functions
145
1 Mangmetong Mongsen case marking clitics
171
2 Nascent postpositions
185
The noun phrase relative clauses and nominalizations
201
Nominal morphology
239
Clause combining
409
1 Converb suffixes
414
2 Possible diachronic origins of Mongsen converb suffixes
447
Texts
455
The Founding of Mangmetong Village
478
Human relationships
491
References
505
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A. R. Coupe, La Trobe University, Australia.

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