A Descriptive Grammar of Nepali and an Analyzed Corpus

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Georgetown University Press, 1991 - Foreign Language Study - 396 pages
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A Descriptive Grammar of Nepali uses the theoretical framework developed by K.L. Pike.

 

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Contents

The sound system
14
Suprasegmentals in Nepali
36
The writing system
62
The form classes
77
Substitute forms
87
Notes for Chapter 6
97
The proper noun phrase
103
Dependent nominate functioning as modifiers
110
Clausal structures
158
Special types of clauses
169
Note for Chapter 21
176
Sentential structures
181
References
187
Ward Literal English translation
197
The roman transliteration of the Devanagari text
205
Clause structure analysis
213

Adjectival structures
118
Adverbial structures
127
Coordinate and subordinate
135
Interjection vocatives and nuance particles
141
Verbal structures
147
Phrase structures sorted
309
Lexicon in order of occurrence
316
Lexicon in alphabetical order
357
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Although there are a few courses in Nepali, there is no systematic descriptive grammar of the language yet available. This work is intended to fulfill the need of such a grammar. It contains a precise description of the sound system, writing system, morphology, and syntax of Nepali. Thus, it is a reference grammar which can be used as a guide by a language teacher with some linguistic training to teach Nepali.

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