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

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

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  • ISBN-13: 9783110292534
  • Publisher: de Gruyter Mouton
  • Release Date: Mar 01, 2013
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.0 x 9.06 x 6.1 inches

Overview

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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