Maithili: Some Aspects of its Phonetics and Phonology (MLBD Series in Linguistics)

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Maithili: Some Aspects of Its Phonetics and Phonology presents an account of some phonetic and phonological aspects of a variety of the standard dialect of Maithili, a modern Indo-Aryan language spoken by more than 21 million people in the northern and eastern regions of the state of Bihar in India and in the Tarai districts of Nepal. The author attempted to establish, describe and classify the speech sounds and sound systems of Maithili using a relatively more modern phonological framework, especially using the standard theory to generative phonology as presented by Chomsky and Halle in the Sound Pattern of English. It is hoped that this book will prove useful to linguists and phoneticians in particular and scholars interested in Maithili and related studies in general.

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Maithili: Some Aspects of Its Phonetics and Phonology presents an account of some phonetic and phonological aspects of a variety of the standard dialect of Maithili, a modern Indo-Aryan language spoken by more than 21 million people in the northern and eastern regions of the state of Bihar in India and in the Tarai districts of Nepal. The author attempted to establish, describe and classify the speech sounds and sound systems of Maithili using a relatively more modern phonological framework, especially using the standard theory to generative phonology as presented by Chomsky and Halle in the Sound Pattern of English. It is hoped that this book will prove useful to linguists and phoneticians in particular and scholars interested in Maithili and related studies in general.

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