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serial verb formation in the Dravidian languages

by Sanford B. Steever

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Published by Motilal Banarsidass in Delhi .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dravidian languages -- Verb.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementSanford B. Steever.
    SeriesMLBD series in linguistics ;, v. 4
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL4603 .S74 1988
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 135 p. ;
    Number of Pages135
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2163162M
    ISBN 108120803787
    LC Control Number88900310

      The Dravidian language family is the world's fourth largest with over million speakers across South Asia from Pakistan to Nepal, from Bangladesh to Sri Lanka as well as having communities in Malaysia, North America and the UK. Four of the languages, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Telugu are official national languages and the Dravidian family has 5/5(1). Dravidian languages (drəvĭd`ēən), family of about 23 languages that appears to be unrelated to any other known language Dravidian languages are spoken by more than million people, living chiefly in S and central India and N Sri Lanka.

    Altogether, the Dravidian languages are spoken by more than million people (, estimate). Four Dravidian languages (Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and Telugu) have an old literary tradition and are recognized as the official languages of the Indian states of Tamil Nadu (Madras), Kerala, Mysore, and Andhra Pradesh. The main thesis of this book is that the Indo-European language family is but a branch of a much larger Eurasiatic language family extending from northern Asia to North America. Topics: Indo-European, Eurasiatic.

    the sub-grouping of the Dravidian languages adopted in the book. The chapter concludes with paradigms of nominal declension in eleven languages. Chapter 7 describes the verb, with special attention to intransitive, transitive, and causative stems. Past and non-past tenses are reconstructed for Proto-Dravidian. Gender-number person.   Serial verb constructions: A critical assessment of Haspelmath’s interpretation by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and R. M. W. Dixon (The following was originally written as a letter to the editor of the journal Language and Linguistics, where Haspelmath () was published; Continue reading →.


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The Serial Verb Formation in the Dravidian Languages (Mlbd Series in Linguistics, Vol 4) [Sanford B. Steever] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Serial Verb Formation in the Dravidian Languages (Mlbd Series in Linguistics, Vol 4)Author: Sanford B. Steever. Preface This book explores the grammar serial verb formation in the Dravidian languages book the Serial Verb Formation in the Dravidian languages to discover how the interaction of morphology and syntax is mediated by the grammatical property of finiteness.

The roots of this study lie within two separate fields of linguistic endeavor: generative morphology, and comparative Dravidian syntax. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Steever, Sanford B. Serial verb formation in the Dravidian languages. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, Sanford Barringer Steever (fl.

) is an American linguist specializing in Dravidian languages. Selected publications. The Serial Verb Formation in the Dravidian Languages. (MLBD series in linguistics, 4) Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass.

Synthesis to York: Oxford University Press. The Serial Verb Formation in the Dravidian Languages (Mlbd Series in Linguistics, Vol 4) by Sanford B. Steever | Apr 9, $ shipping. The Dravidian Languages (Routledge Language Family Series) by Sanford B.

Steever. out of 5 stars 2. Kindle $ $ 06 to rent $ to buy. Hardcover Book Depository Books With Free Delivery. The book is a reference volume and may serve as a source book for comparative and typological studies of the Dravidian languages.

Much of it is informed by the item-and-arrangement (I-A) method; accordingly, it contains extensive data, but the argumentation to link these data to linguistic generalizations varies in depth and detail from topic. The Dravidian languages are a language family spoken by more than million people, mainly in southern India and northern Sri Lanka, with pockets elsewhere in South Asia.

Since the colonial era, there have been small but significant immigrant communities outside South Asia in Mauritius, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Britain, Australia, and the United Geographic distribution: South Asia and. of the term 'serial verb'. 3 sets the stage for the discussion of SVs and examines in detail the evidence of the South Dravidian languages Tamil, Kota and Toda, Kannada, and Kodagu.

4 looks at the South Central languages Telugu, Muria Gondi, Pengo, and Kuvi, and Ch. 5 investigates the Central languages Parji, Kolami, and Ollari. General Works. The phenomenon of serial verbs was first identified for Akan in Christaller (cited under Monographs and Grammars) as “syntactic combinations of verbs” used to express “many verbal notions that are expressed with a simple verb in English and other European and Asiatic languages” (p.

73).The term serial verb was first used in Balmer and Grantp. Yes. There have been a number of researchers who earned their Doctorate degrees working on GonDi.

The great Gondvana landmass before the formation of the present continents is named after the word 'GonD'. GonDi, one of the most widely spoken triba.

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The muṟṟeccam is an instance of the widespread serial verb formation (Steever ) in the Dravidian languages, not a peculiarity of Old Tamil. The adnominal form, traditionally called a relative participle, is used to embed a clause as the complement of a noun or noun phrase.

Adnominal clauses include relative and appositive clauses. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Sanford B Steever books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. Dravidian languages - Dravidian languages - Grammatical features and changes: The major grammatical categories are nouns and verbs.

Dravidian languages use subject–object–verb (SOV) word order; the verb occupies the final position in a sentence, a characteristic that is also true of the Indo-Aryan languages. In addition, adjectives precede the nouns they qualify.

Book reviews Book reviews Sanford S. Steever: The Serial Verb Formation in the Dravidian Languages. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, This monograph has a twofold purpose. First, it wishes to show that serial verb formation (SVF) -- a construction in which two or more finite verbs occur together, showing agreement with the same subject -- is a pan.

The Serial Verb Formation in the Dravidian Languages. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass. Voorhoeve Serial Verbs in Creole Paper presented at Hawaii Pidgin and Creole Conference. Dravidian Nouns (a comparative study). (Annamalai University Department of Linguistics, Publication No.

) Annamalainagar: Center of Advanced Study in Linguistics. Steever, Sanford B. The Serial Verb Formation in The Dravidian Languages Delhi: Matilal Banarsidass. Tolkaappiyam. The most ancient grammar of Tamil. Dravidian languages, family of some 70 languages spoken primarily in South Asia.

The Dravidian languages are spoken by more than million people in India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. They are divided into South, South-Central, Central, and North groups; these groups are further organized into 24 subgroups.

Verb Morphology in Kisan ===== Language in India ISSN Vol 1 The Serial Verb Formation in the Dravidian languages by Sanford B. Steever highlights that Finiteness (Book that is bought.) Nonfinite verb / R - / ‘studying’ (8a) sentence functions as an adjective to qualify the noun File Size: 67KB.

Remarks on Dravidian complementation. Studies in Linguistic Science b. The serial verb formation in the Dravidian languages.

(Publications in linguistics, 4.) Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass c. The roots of the plural action verb in the Dravidian languages. JAOS [Received 25 August ] Linguistic meaning. Letter to the editor of Language and Linguistics Serial verb constructions: a critical assessment of Haspelmath's interpretation.

The serial verb construction formation in the Dravidian.The Dravidian languages are a language family spoken by Dravidian languages are mainly spoken in South India, western Bangladesh, northern Sri Lanka and southern are about 26 languages in this family.

Main Dravidian languages. Telugu langu, speakers; Tamil langu, speakers; Kannada language Geographic distribution: South Asia, mostly South .Department of Linguistics, University of Kerala, - Dravidian languages.

0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Contents. International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics: IJDL., Volumes