ERIC Number: ED022188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec-14
Reference Count: 0
Phase One of a Project to Produce a Reference Grammar of Tamil. Final Report.
This final report is a brief outline of Phase One in the preparation of a comprehensive reference grammar of Tamil, based on the results of recent linguistic theory and analytic techniques, and designed to be "accessible" to any student of Tamil. The studies which have resulted from Phase One are "strictly preliminary" to a larger study of the Tamil language. Part I, the phonology section, is a description of the segmental phonology of two dialects, the Standard Colloquial (unmarked for caste and region), and a Brahmin caste dialect of Madras. The segmental phonology is followed by Part II, a detailed discussion of sandhi, morphophonemics, and the relationships that obtain between the dialect phonologies and the traditional Tamil writing system. The author states that his later, larger work would include a detailed disucssion of the sociolinguistics of Tamil dialects, and fully explore the implications of the writing system. Tables of contents for Parts I and II are included in this description. (AMM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. South Asia Language and Area Studies Center.