17.3566, Books: Language Description: Kachru

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Date: 30-Nov-2006
From: Paul Peranteau < paul at benjamins.com >
Subject: Hindi: Kachru 

	
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Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2006 23:40:31
From: Paul Peranteau < paul at benjamins.com >
Subject: Hindi: Kachru 
 



Title: Hindi 
Series Title: London Oriental and African Language Library 12  

Publication Year: 2006 
Publisher: John Benjamins
	   http://www.benjamins.com/
	

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LOALL%2012 


Author: Yamuna Kachru

Hardback: ISBN: 902723812X Pages: 309 Price: Europe EURO 125.00
Hardback: ISBN: 902723812X Pages: 309 Price: U.S. $ 150.00


Abstract:

This book presents the structure of Hindi keeping in view the
sociolinguistic context of language use. It includes descriptions of
sounds, devices of word formation, rules of phrase and sentence
construction and conventions of language use in spoken and written texts
incorporating the insights gained by application of recent linguistic
theories. The account presented here, however, is free from abstruse
technical vocabulary and modes of presentation that aim at justifying a
particular linguistic model. This volume is primarily designed as a source
of reference for linguists and educators who want to be better informed
about the forms and functions of Hindi, and a resource for students and
teachers of Hindi.

Hindi, the official language of the Republic of India, is the second most
widely spoken language with approximately three hundred and fifty million
speakers. In its diasporic contexts, it is spoken in Africa, Australia,
Europe, Fiji, Guyana, Surinam, Trinidad, United Arab Emirates, United
Kingdom and United States. An Indo-European language by genetic
affiliation, Hindi shares many characteristics with Austro-Asiatic,
Dravidian, and Sino-Tibetan languages of the subcontinent. In addition,
Hindi has assimilated features of Arabic, Persian and English in a variety
of its functionally determined styles. 

Table of contents

Preface  xv-xvii  
Symbols and Abbreviations  xix-xxi  
1. Introduction  1-11  
2. Sound System  13-36  
3. Devanagari Script  37-41  
4. Parts of Speech  43-110  
5. Word Formation  111-129  
6. The Noun Phrase  131-137  
7. Verb and Verb Phrase  139-157  
8. Syntax: Simple Sentence  159-213  
9. Syntax: Complex and Compound Sentences  215-244  
10. Information Structure  245-254  
11. Discourse Structure  255-275  
Appendix 1  277-283  
Appendix 2  285  
References  287-288  
Select Bibliography  289-294  
Index  295-309  

"An authoritative grammar of Hindi which demonstrates how an expert
linguist can distill and elegantly integrate the insights of modern
linguistic theory and traditional grammar. Kachru provides an invaluable
source for students and researchers for years to come." Tej K. Bhatia,
Syracuse University, NY, USA 

"A lively written and information-packed work, ranging from the basic facts
about the Hindi language and its social setting to detailed presentation of
grammatical structures of theoretical interest." Bernard Comrie, Max Planck
Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany 



Linguistic Field(s): Language Description

Subject Language(s): Hindi (hin)


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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