A Grammar of the Shina Language of Indus Kohistan
Mitwirkung (sonst.): Zarin, Mohammad M
series: Beiträge zur Kenntnis südasiatischer Sprachen und Literaturen
volume: 17
pages/dimensions: XIX, 264 Seiten
binding: Paperback
weight: 0
publishing date: 1. Auflage 03.2008
price info: 48,00 Eur[D]
ISBN: 978-3-447-05676-2
More titles of this subject:India: Language Indian Languages
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The Shina language is a Dardic speech spoken in the mountainous regions of the upper Indus River and its tributaries in Pakistan and India, an area which extends more than eight hundred kilometers from east to west and three hundred kilometers from north to south - an area larger than Norway. It is divided into three major dialects: the Gilgiti, Kohistani and Astori. Until now, only the Gilgiti dialect has received the attention of scholars; this work is the only grammar of the Kohistani dialect, as well as the fi rst modern grammar of any Shina dialect.

Table of contents:



List of Abbreviations

1. The Geographic and Historical Setting

2. The Sound System

3. Nouns and Postpositions

4. Pronouns and Deixis

5. Adjectives

6. Verbs

7. Adverbs, Participles and Verbal Nouns

8. Compound Verbs

9. Conjunctions