Kangri In Context: An Areal Perspective

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Title: Kangri In Context: An Areal Perspective
Author: Eaton, Robert D.
Abstract: This study is a grammatical description and analysis of the dialect of Pahari known as Kangri , spoken in and around Palampur , Himachal Pradesh , India . It presents data for Phonology , Tone , Stress , Morphology , and Syntax and includes feature comparisons with several of the related regional and high domain languages (Hindi , Punjabi , and Dogri ) , particularly at points where they differ . Special focus is given to issues involving stress assignment and tone . These are shown to be sensitive to different morphological categories , for which the framework of Lexical Phonology is useful in accounting . Various tense /aspect grammatical categories are also discussed , among which there are some unique features in Kangri . There is also a discussion of the copulas used in Predicate Nominal constructions which bear a striking resemblance to English copulas and provides a different analysis of the 'be' verb in both languages .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /945
Date: 2008-08-08


Kangri In Context: An Areal Perspective. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /945 .

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