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VYAKARAN: South Asian Languages and Linguistics Net
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Hindi
Yamuna Kachru
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
London Oriental and African Language Library 12
2006. xxii, 309 pp.
This reference work is in print
Hardbound
90 272 3812 X / USD 150.00 / EUR 125.00



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

"A comprehensive study that breaks new ground in range and style. It 
presents and explains fully the standard forms of Hindi, its usage, 
regional and social variation, multigraded assimilation of loan 
words, and the relationship between grammatical usage and affective 
content in colloquial Hindi. This book of wide knowledge and 
understanding is warmly recommended as a valuable source in 
consolidating a reader's early knowledge and sense of the linguistic 
character of Hindi."
R. Stuart McGregor, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK

-- 
Tej K. Bhatia
Professor
Linguistics & Cognitive Sciences


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