• Marathi

Marathi

Marathi

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  • Author
    Ramesh Vaman Dhongde
  • Publisher
    John Benjamins Publishing
  • Publication date
    10 December 2009

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Book Detail

  • Book Title

    Marathi

  • Author

    Ramesh Vaman Dhongde

  • Date Published

    10 December 2009

  • Publisher

    John Benjamins Publishing

  • Pages

    340 pages

  • ISBN

    9789027288837

Book Description

Marathi, an Indo-Aryan language, is the official language of Maharashtra, including Mumbai. Father Thomas Stephens, the first English traveler to Goa, a pioneer linguist, wrote Christa Puran in Marathi (1616) and Arte da Lingoa Canarim in Portuguese, printed in (1640). The latter is a grammar of Konkani, a language closely related to Marathi. It is the first grammar of its kind marking a new grammatical tradition for modern Indo-Aryan languages. The present volume contains an extensive account of Marathi phonology, morphology, word formation and syntax. It succinctly describes the accentual system, special compound verb forms, unique pronominal anaphors, complex agreement due to split ergative system, and special pronominal marking. The book also contains a case study of a child’s acquisition of Marathi and an essay on Women’s Language, the two topics that are increasingly becoming relevant to the grammar.

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