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By John Peterson

ISBN-10: 9004187200

ISBN-13: 9789004187207

Kharia, spoken in central-eastern India, is a member of the southern department of the Munda relatives, which types the western department of the Austro-Asiatic phylum, stretching from imperative India to Vietnam. the current examine presents the main vast description of Kharia thus far and covers all significant components of the grammar. Of specific curiosity within the number of Kharia defined the following, is that there's no proof for assuming the lifestyles of parts-of-speech, equivalent to noun, adjective and verb. really features akin to reference, amendment and predication are expressed by way of considered one of syntactic constructions, mentioned the following as 'syntagmas'. the amount can be of equivalent curiosity to common linguists from the fields of typology, linguistic idea, areal linguistics, Munda linguistics in addition to South Asianists typically.

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Rayern Olern Baa (formerly Dungdung), and Mr. Anil Kullu, and the present grammar owes considerable debt to the unfailing intuitions of these three speakers. Other speakers with whom I also worked extensively include Ms. Tarkeleng Kullu, Mr. Anugrah Kullu, Ms. Rose Dungdung, Ms. Saroj Kerketta, Mr. Silvester Kerketta, Ms. Anita Soreng, Mr. Dilip Soreng, Mr. Pratap Soreng, and Mr. Marianus Tete. All of these speakers were between 20 and 35 during the eight years during which most interviews were conducted.

Anil Kullu, and the present grammar owes considerable debt to the unfailing intuitions of these three speakers. Other speakers with whom I also worked extensively include Ms. Tarkeleng Kullu, Mr. Anugrah Kullu, Ms. Rose Dungdung, Ms. Saroj Kerketta, Mr. Silvester Kerketta, Ms. Anita Soreng, Mr. Dilip Soreng, Mr. Pratap Soreng, and Mr. Marianus Tete. All of these speakers were between 20 and 35 during the eight years during which most interviews were conducted. Furthermore, a number of narratives were collected from Mr.

These last two works provide a valuable resource for anyone wishing to study almost any aspect of Kharia, including to a certain extent language change, as these texts were collected ca. fifty years ago. Unfortunately, these two works have never received the attention which they deserve: Despite the high quality of the texts, the translations, and the copious notes, for those who do not read German these texts are vir- INTRODUCTION 1HE KHARIA LANGUAGE 9 tually inaccessible. But even for those who do know German, these texts will be difficult to interpret if the reader does not already know Kharia or is not at least familiar with one other South Munda language.

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