A Historical Syntax of Late Middle Indo-Aryan (Apabhramsa).  
  [SERIES]: Amsterdam Studies in the Theory and History of Linguistic Science, Series IV: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory [CILT] - Volume 165.  

Author Bubenik, Vit
Place of Publication Amsterdam / Philadelphia
Publication Name John Benjamins Publishing Company
Year 1998
Language(s) English
RARE monograph on the nature and pace of grammatical change during the formative period of today`s Indo-Aryan languages, with emphasis on the emergence and development of the ergative construction in terms of the passive-to-ergative reanalysis and the co-existence of the ergative construction with the old and new analytic passive constructions. Based on a wealth of new data gathered from original poetic works in Apabhramsa (by Svayaṃbhadeva, Puspadanta, Haribhadra, Somaprabha et al.), it also contains sections dealing with descriptive techniques of Medieval Indian grammarians (esp. Hemacandra), with all the Sanskrit, Prakrit and Apabhraṃśa examples consistently parsed and translated. 225x155mm. XXIV+267 pages. Hardcover. Front cover upper corner bumped. Cover corners and front cover bottom edge slightly rubbed. Rear cover bottom edge worn. Spine edges slightly bumped. Previous owner`s small stamp on whitepage upper corner. [SUMMARY]: This extremely rare study of Apabhramsa, of particular interest to scholars and students of Indo-Aryan and general historical linguistics, especially those interested in the issues of morphosyntactic change and typology in their sociohistorical setting, is in good condition.
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