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dc.contributor.authorZamponi, Raoul
dc.contributor.authorComrie, Bernard
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-08T12:16:11Z
dc.date.available2021-12-08T12:16:11Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifierONIX_20211208_9781800080935_40
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/51808
dc.description.abstractA Grammar of Akajeru describes aspects of the grammatical system and lexicon of Akajeru, a traditional dialect of the North Andamanese language, as it was reportedly used around the beginning of the twentieth century. It is based primarily on the fragments of this variety provided by the British anthropologist Alfred R. Radcliffe-Brown and scattered among the published results of his anthropological research carried out on the islands between 1906 and 1908. These are supplemented by published lists of 46 anatomical terms and 28 toponyms collected by Edward Horace Man, Officer in Charge of the Andamanese 1875–79. The book provides a linguistic analysis of all the extant Akajeru material, plus items identified by Radcliffe-Brown as ‘North Andaman’ without further specification, his few records of Akabo and Akakhora and Man’s few records of Akakhora, which together constitute all the documentation of these other traditional North Andamanese dialects. It includes a grammatical sketch of Akajeru, a list of all the words that were recorded, together with an English-Akajeru finder list, and a comparison between Akajeru and Present-day Andamanese, an Akajeru-based variety with elements from all the other traditional dialects of North Andamanese that is today remembered by only three people.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGrammars of World and Minority Languages
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CF linguistics::CFK Grammar, syntax & morphology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CB Language: reference & general::CBG Usage & grammar guides
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CJ Language teaching & learning (other than ELT)::CJB Language teaching & learning material & coursework::CJBG Grammar & vocabulary
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::Y Children's, Teenage & educational::YQ Educational material::YQF Educational: Languages other than English
dc.subject.otherAkajeru
dc.subject.otherNorth Andamanese language
dc.subject.otherlinguistics
dc.subject.othergrammar
dc.subject.othersociolinguistic
dc.subject.otheraka-jeru
dc.subject.otherYerawa
dc.subject.othersyntax
dc.subject.othermorphology
dc.titleA Grammar of Akajeru
dc.title.alternativeFragments of a traditional North Andamanese dialect
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.14324/111.9781800080935
oapen.relation.isPublishedBydf73bf94-b818-494c-a8dd-6775b0573bc2
oapen.relation.isbn9781800080935
oapen.relation.isbn9781800080942
oapen.relation.isbn9781800080959
oapen.imprintUCL Press
oapen.place.publicationLondon


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