ERIC Number: ED030856
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
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A Reference Grammar of Kashmiri.
Kachru, Braj B.
This study was developed for two pedagogical purposes--first, to provide a skeleton grammar of the Kashmiri language which could be used by teachers of Kashmiri to develop teaching materials for both Indian and non-Indian learners of Kashmiri; and second, to provide an introductory reference manual of Kashmiri for students of the language. The analysis presented here is therefore "essentially pedagogically oriented." Major chapters are: (1) Introduction (area, speakers, earlier research, dialects, history, writing systems, literary tradition), pp. 1-48; (2) Phonetics and Phonology, pp. 49-67; (3) Word-Formation, pp. 68-80; (4) Word Classes, pp. 81-220; (5) The Noun Phrase, pp. 221-31; (6) The Verb Phrase, pp. 232-42; (7) The Adverbial Phrase, pp. 243-46; and (8) Sentence Types, pp. 247-74. Appended are a partial list of compound verbs, Kashmiri-English and English-Kashmiri glossaries, a bibliography, and an index to the volume. Most of the Kashmiri material is written in romanized phonemic script and the grammatical terminology used is that of modern descriptive linguistics. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (JD)
Descriptors: Grammar, Instructional Materials, Kashmiri, Language Instruction, Phonology, Reference Materials, Structural Analysis
Department of Linguistics, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801.
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Linguistics.