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By A.R. Coupe

A Grammar of Mongsen Ao, the results of the author’s fieldwork over a ten-year interval, offers the 1st entire grammatical description of a language spoken in Nagaland, north-east India. The languages of this area stay under-documented for a couple of historic purposes. in the course of the 19th and early 20th centuries, the frequent cultural perform of head-hunting discouraged outsiders from coming into the Naga Hills. almost immediately after Indian independence in 1947, an armed uprising through Naga separatists and a central authority coverage of limiting entry to the afflicted quarter ensured that Nagaland remained a tricky position to behavior study. during this context, A Grammar of Mongsen Ao offers worthwhile new insights into the constitution of a Tibeto-Burman language spoken in a linguistically little-known quarter of the realm.

The grammatical research records all of the sensible domain names of the language and comprises 4 glossed and translated texts, the latter being of curiosity to anthropologists learning folklore. Mongsen Ao is a hugely agglutinating, as a rule suffixing language with predominantly dependent-marking features. Its grammar demonstrates a couple of typologically fascinating positive aspects which are defined intimately within the e-book. between those is an strange case marking approach within which grammatical marking is inspired by way of semantic and pragmatic elements, and a wealthy verbal morphology that produces complex sequences of agglutinative suffixes. Grammaticalisation procedures also are mentioned the place suitable, thereby extending the attraction of the e-book to linguists with pursuits in grammaticalisation theory.

This booklet might be of worth to any linguist trying to make clear genetic relationships in the Tibeto-Burman relations, and it'll serve extra generally as a reference grammar for typologists attracted to the typological gains of a Tibeto-Burman language of north-east India.

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