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A Grammar of Kham - Cambridge Grammatical Descriptions (Paperback)
  • A Grammar of Kham - Cambridge Grammatical Descriptions (Paperback)

A Grammar of Kham - Cambridge Grammatical Descriptions (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 01/10/2009
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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.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521120517

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