The Noun Phrase in Bengali: Assignment of Role and the Kāraka Theory

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1990 - 357 pàgines
The notions of Karaka and Vacya comprising a theory of co-reference in Syntactico Semantics is an established theory in Indian Grammar.In relation to the descriptive analysis of Bengali noun-phrase the complexity of Karaka-Vacya configuration has been discussed in this book. Also the notion of role and the notion of ergative have been dealt with.

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INTRODUCTION
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THE NOUN PHRASE
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DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS OF THE NOUN PHRASES
60
NOMINALS AS SUBJECT AND AS PREDICATE
214
CONCLUSION
235
Bibliography
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