Armenian

Modern Eastern Armenian

| University of Salzburg
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ISBN 9789027238146 | EUR 130.00 | USD 195.00
 
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This grammar of Modern Eastern Armenian gives a precise and explicit description of the Eastern Armenian language of the Republic of Armenia. It covers not only the normative tradition but, more importantly, also describes the colloquial language as it is used in Armenia today. With regard to methodological approach and terminology it fully meets the demands of modern general linguistics and typology.

This grammar will be of interest not only to the specialised readership of descriptive and comparative linguists, of typologists and of armenologists, but to all those who would like to acquaint themselves with linguistic data from living Armenian. It will also be of use to students wishing to learn Modern Eastern Armenian and to lecturers in Modern Eastern Armenian language courses.

[London Oriental and African Language Library, 14]  2009.  xv, 742 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Foreword
xiii–xiv
Introduction
1–12
Introduction
1–12
Chapter 1. Phonology
13–59
Chapter 2. Morphology
60–310
Chapter 3. Syntax
311–644
Chapter 4. Word formation
645–682
Chapter 5. Punctuation
683–716
Chapter 6. Lexicon – Structured semantic fields
717–723
Bibliography
724–736
Index of subjects and languages
737–742
“This is the first scientific description of the Eastern Armenian language which has been written outside of Armenia and in a western language. The author is a schooled linguist who published in the field of descriptive linguistics and sociolinguistics+ADs- she is also an experienced armenologist and one of the few non-Armenian linguists who has a fluent command of Eastern Armenian. The grammar describes not just the codified literary language but draws extensively on the author's knowledge of everyday Armenian as it is spoken in normal communication. In the grammar she describes many features that have not been registered before in existing descriptions. In its scope and approach the grammar is unique and will provide a modern description to a language with old roots.”
“Dr. Dum-Tragut makes an important contribution to general linguistics and the study of Eastern Armenian alike, because her grammar is written using contemporary linguistic methodology. Moreover, based on long years of observation of the language and thanks to a perfect command of its many registers, Dr. Dum-Tragut has written a grammar that addresses both the language as it is actually spoken and the linguistic norm as it is upheld in the Republic of Armenia.”
“Despite the importance of Modern Eastern Armenian (MEA) for typological linguistics, for areal typology, and as the official language of a geopolitically important country, there has hitherto been no comprehensive grammar of the language in English. Grammars of MEA in other languages rarely go into any detail on the syntax, while grammars written in Armenian use a local grammatical tradition that is largely impenetrable to outsiders. For the first time those interested in the structure of MEA have a grammar that deals with current usage, is thorough in its coverage (especially of syntax), and is presented in a way that makes it accessible to those with no prior knowledge of Armenian.”
“Jasmine Dum-Tragut's grammar of Modern East Armenian is the first modern treatise of the language covering both Literary and Spoken East Armenian. It represents the long-awaited comprehensive reference grammar for this language packed with information that is extremely useful not only for those who are interested in the amazing world of Armenia, but also for both language learners and linguists. Thanks to the brilliant and unbiased description written by the perhaps most profiled expert of Modern East Armenian, the impressive book will undoubtedly become the standard reference for this fascinating language..”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF/2AJKR – Linguistics/Armenian
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2009037609