26.2080, Diss: Pnar; Lang Documentation, Morphology, Phonetics, Phonology, Syntax, Typology: Ring: 'A Grammar of Pnar'

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Subject: 26.2080, Diss: Pnar; Lang Documentation, Morphology, Phonetics, Phonology, Syntax, Typology: Ring: 'A Grammar of Pnar'

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Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:16:36
From: Hiram Ring [hiram1 at e.ntu.edu.sg]
Subject: A Grammar of Pnar

Institution: Nanyang Technological University 
Program: Linguistics and Multilingual Studies 
Dissertation Status: Completed 
Degree Date: 2015 

Author: Hiram Ring

Dissertation Title: A Grammar of Pnar 

Dissertation URL:  https://www.academia.edu/11943811/A_Grammar_of_Pnar

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Pnar (pbv)

Dissertation Director(s):
Alexander Coupe
František Kratochvíl

Dissertation Abstract:

This thesis provides an initial descriptive analysis of a largely undescribed
Austroasiatic language of Meghalaya, northeast India. Pnar has often been
overlooked because of its lexical similarity to Khasi, with which it shares a
common identity and society. Features such as verb-initial constituent order,
processes of nominalization and derivation, prepositional marking, a rich
gender system, a large set of deictic markers, and its use of plural marking
within classifier phrases prove that Pnar is richly deserving of study. The
following pages attempt to thoroughly examine the phonological, morphological,
and grammatical structure of this language for the benefit of the speakers and
the larger linguistic community. Appendices include a selection of texts, a
list of elaborate expressions, and a 1,600 word lexicon.

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