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A Grammar of Akajeru

Fragments of a Traditional North Andamanese Dialect

Distributed for UCL Press

A Grammar of Akajeru

Fragments of a Traditional North Andamanese Dialect

A definitive guide to an almost extinct North Andamanese language.
 
Originally spoken across the northern Andamanese Islands in the Bay of Bengal, the Akajeru language is spoken today by only three people. A Grammar of Akajeru describes this unique grammatical system as it was reported at the turn of the twentieth century. Based primarily on research conducted by Victorian anthropologists Alfred R. Radcliffe-Brown and Edward Horace Man, this book offers a linguistic analysis of all extant Akajeru material as well as the scant documentation of adjacent dialects Akabo and Akakhora. This volume includes a grammatical sketch of Akajeru, an English-Akajeru lexicon, and a comparison between Akajeru and present-day Andamanese.
 

184 pages | 6 x 9 1/4

Grammars of World and Minority Languages

Language and Linguistics: Language Studies, Language--Reference


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Table of Contents

List of tables Abbreviations and symbols Preface 1. Introduction 2. Phonology 3. Stems 4. Words 5. Noun phrases 6. Clauses 7. Present-day Great Andamanese, Akajeru and the other traditional dialects of North Andaman 8. Word list Appendix: Sources of examples Notes References Index

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