Maithili: Some Aspects of Its Phonetics and Phonology presents an account
of some phonetic and phonological aspects of a variety of the 'standard'
dialect of Maithili, a modern Indo-Aryan language spoken by more than 21
million people in the northern and eastern regions of the state of Bihar in
India and in the Tarai districts of Nepal. The author attempted to
establish, describe and classify the speech sounds and sound systems of
Maithili using a relatively more modern phonological framework, especially
using the 'standard theory' to generative phonology as presented by Chomsky
and Halle in The Sound Pattern of English.
It is hoped that this book will prove useful to linguists and phoneticians
in particular and scholars interested in Maithili and related studies in
"Beacuse of Dr. Jha's very good grounding in linguistics, his present book
will be invaluable for people wishing to make a serious study of
Maithili....this book will prove useful to linguists and phoneticians in
particular and scholars in general."
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