By A.R. Coupe
A Grammar of Mongsen Ao, the results of the author’s fieldwork over a ten-year interval, provides the 1st finished grammatical description of a language spoken in Nagaland, north-east India. The languages of this quarter stay under-documented for a couple of historic purposes. throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, the frequent cultural perform of head-hunting discouraged outsiders from coming into the Naga Hills. presently after Indian independence in 1947, an armed uprising through Naga separatists and a central authority coverage of limiting entry to the afflicted quarter ensured that Nagaland remained a tough position to behavior study. during this context, A Grammar of Mongsen Ao offers worthy new insights into the constitution of a Tibeto-Burman language spoken in a linguistically little-known zone of the area.
The grammatical research records all of the sensible domain names of the language and contains 4 glossed and translated texts, the latter being of curiosity to anthropologists learning folklore. Mongsen Ao is a hugely agglutinating, in general suffixing language with predominantly dependent-marking features. Its grammar demonstrates a couple of typologically attention-grabbing gains which are defined intimately within the ebook. between those is an strange case marking procedure during which grammatical marking is encouraged by means of semantic and pragmatic elements, and a wealthy verbal morphology that produces intricate sequences of agglutinative suffixes. Grammaticalisation techniques also are mentioned the place proper, thereby extending the attraction of the booklet to linguists with pursuits in grammaticalisation theory.
This booklet can be of worth to any linguist looking to make clear genetic relationships in the Tibeto-Burman kinfolk, and it'll serve extra largely as a reference grammar for typologists attracted to the typological positive factors of a Tibeto-Burman language of north-east India.
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