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dc.contributor.authorSchackow, Diana
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T12:58:18Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.date.submitted2016-12-31 23:55:55
dc.date.submitted2018-12-12 10:19:03
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T14:20:30Z
dc.identifier603340
dc.identifierOCN: 945783299
dc.identifier2363-5568
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/32844
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/36069
dc.description.abstractThis grammar provides the first comprehensive grammatical description of Yakkha, a Sino-Tibetan language of the Kiranti branch. Yakkha is spoken by about 14,000 speakers in eastern Nepal, in the Sankhuwa Sabha and Dhankuta districts. The grammar is based on original fieldwork in the Yakkha community. Its primary source of data is a corpus of 13,000 clauses from narratives and naturally-occurring social interaction which the author recorded and transcribed between 2009 and 2012. Corpus analyses were complemented by targeted elicitation. The grammar is written in a functional-typological framework. It focusses on morphosyntactic and semantic issues, as these present highly complex and comparatively under-researched fields in Kiranti languages. The sequence of the chapters follows the well-established order of phonological, morphological, syntactic and discourse-structural descriptions. These are supplemented by a historical and sociolinguistic introduction as well as an analysis of the complex kinship terminology. Topics such as verbal person marking, argument structure, transitivity, complex predication, grammatical relations, clause linkage, nominalization, and the topography-based orientation system have received in-depth treatment. Wherever possible, the structures found were explained in a historical-comparative perspective in order to shed more light on how their particular properties have emerged.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesStudies in Diversity Linguistics
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CF linguistics
dc.subject.otherkiranti
dc.subject.othersino-tibetan languages
dc.subject.othernepal
dc.subject.otherCentral Pashto
dc.subject.otherInflection
dc.subject.otherNgasa language
dc.subject.otherNominalization
dc.subject.otherTransitive verb
dc.subject.otherVerb
dc.subject.otherYakkha
dc.titleA grammar of Yakkha
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/OAPEN_603340
oapen.relation.isPublishedByed03121b-b998-4b50-8d58-1d0745565558
oapen.relation.isbn9783946234128;9783946234135
oapen.pages601
dc.seriesnumber7


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