Alignment and Ergativity in New Indo-Aryan Languages (Empirical Approaches to Language Typology [EALT] 51)

Alignment and Ergativity in New Indo-Aryan Languages (Empirical Approaches to Language Typology [EALT] 51)

By: Saartje Verbeke (author)Mixed Media

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The book provides an overview of the alignment patterns found in modern Indo-Aryan languages. The analysis of the patterns of case marking and agreement leads to a balanced view on the concept of ergativity and evaluates its value for typological linguistics. The book offers an extensive discussion of previous approaches to ergativity. It analyzes four Indo-Aryan languages - Asamiya, Nepali, Rajasthani and Kashmiri - on the basis of text corpora. Examples from other Indo-Aryan languages are also adduced. The book is a thorough synchronic study of alignment patterns in Indo-Aryan languages.

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Saartje Verbeke, Ghent University, Belgium.

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/03/2013
  • ISBN13: 9783110292688
  • Format: Mixed Media
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9783110292688
  • ISBN10: 3110292688

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