A Reference Grammar of Spoken Tamil

A Reference Grammar of Spoken Tamil

by Harold F. Schiffman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521027527

ISBN-13: 9780521027526

Pub. Date: 03/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a reference grammar of the standard spoken variety of Tamil, which differs radically from the literary language. This book, a much expanded version of the author's Grammar of Spoken Tamil (1979) is the first such grammar to contain examples both in Tamil script and in transliteration, and is designed to be accessible to students studying the modern spoken…  See more details below

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This is a reference grammar of the standard spoken variety of Tamil, which differs radically from the literary language. This book, a much expanded version of the author's Grammar of Spoken Tamil (1979) is the first such grammar to contain examples both in Tamil script and in transliteration, and is designed to be accessible to students studying the modern spoken language at all levels as well as to linguists and other specialists. The book has benefited from extensive native-speaker input and the author's own long experience of teaching Tamil to English-speakers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521027526
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2006
Series:
Reference Grammars Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.55(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Phonology and transliteration; 2. The nominal system; 3. The Tamil verb phrase; 4. Pronouns and pro-forms; 5. Adjectives; 6. Syntax: introduction; 7. Complex syntax and related topics; 8. Appendix: literary Tamil equivalents of spoken Tamil paradigms; References; Index.

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