A Grammar of Wambule: Grammar, Lexicon, Texts, and Cultural Survey of a Kiranti Tribe of Eastern Nepal

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BRILL, Jan 1, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 900 pages
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This book is more than the first comprehensive description of the fascinating and complex (endangered) language of the Wambule Rai, one of the Kiranti tribes of eastern Nepal; it is a true model for a holistic approach on language documentation, where the phonetics, phonology, morphophonology, morphology, morphosyntax, syntax and pragmatics are interwoven into one organic, living whole. An exhaustive reference work for Tibeto-Burman linguistics, language typology, linguistic theory and Wambule society and culture, and as such indispensable for any linguistic and anthropological library. With financial support of the International Institute for Asian Studies (www.iias.nl).
 

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE THE WAMBULE
1
CHAPTER TWO PHONOLOGY
55
CHAPTER THREE MORPHOPHONOLOGY
97
CHAPTER FOUR NOMINAL CATEGORIES
121
CHAPTER FIVE NOMINALS AND ADVERBIALS
201
CHAPTER SIX CONJUGATIONS AND MORPHOLOGY OF SIMPLICIA
249
CHAPTER SEVEN FINITE VERB FORMS
313
CHAPTER EIGHT NONFINITE DEVERBATIVES
357
CHAPTER TEN VERBAL CONSTRUCTIONS AND COMPLEX VERBS
411
APPENDIX ONE TEXTS
443
APPENDIX TWO WAMBULEENGLISH LEXICON
543
APPENDIX THREE ENGLISHWAMBULE LEXICON
753
APPENDIX FOUR AFFIRMATIVE AND IMPERATIVE PARADIGMS
861
APPENDIX FIVE THE CHOURASYA MATERIALS
885
BIBLIOGRAPHY
895
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CHAPTER NINE GERUNDS AND COMPLEX SENTENCES
381

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About the author (2004)

Jean Robert M.L. Opgenort, Ph.D. (2002) in Descriptive Linguistics, Leiden University, is Post-Doctoral Fellow at Leiden University. He has published several articles on the Wambule language and its linguistic relatives.

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