Maithili: Some Aspects of its Phonetics and Phonology

by Sunil Kumar Jha


  • ISBN: 9788120813205, 8120813200
  • Year of Publication: 2000
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1st
  • No. of Pages: 100
  • Language: English
  • Regular price ₹ 695.00

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    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

    general.

    Review(s)

    "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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