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Title: Aspects of Mizo in the structural paradigm
Researcher: Lalthangliana
Guide(s): Rohini Kumar, Mahanta
Keywords: Allotonic
University: Gauhati University
Completed Date: 31/12/1997
Abstract: After the Acknowledgements and the Table of Contents the Introduction which follows, incorporates certain background information about the socio-political and cultural aspects of Mizoram, of the dialect spectrum of Mizo, choice of the dialect under study and the process leading to its emergence as the Standard Dialect/Language, the scope of the study and a brief outline of the theoretical bassis of the linguistic analysis presented in this thesis. Chapter I discusses Mizo phonetics and phonemics and postulates the segmental sounds and phonemes in terms of the various phonetic and phonological criteria. Segmental sounds are subcategorized as contoids and vocoids and in terms of various phonological criteria the structural units - the segmental phonemes - consonants and vowels are postulated from the phonic data. The distributions and allophonic scatters are explored. The chapter comprises a discussion the phonological basis of the Mizo writing system. Chapter II abstracts the Mizo tonemes and discusses the allotonic possibilities thereof in different contexts and the morphotonemic alternations discovered in the phonic data. Chapter III is concerned with the phonetic characteristics of the syllable and it establishes the one to one correlation between the phonetic and phonological syllable in Mizo. It explores the phonetic structure of unit exhibiting thereby distributions of sounds and sound clusters and the distributional constraints. Chapter IV postulates and defines the various grammatical units in Mizo applying the various formal criteria. Each of the units - the sentence, the clause, the phrase, the word and the morpheme - is analysed in terms of the various grammatical parameters followed by subcategorization of the units in morpho-syntactic terms. Chapter V explores the morphology of Mizo words in terms of the various inflectional and derivational categories. The prefixes and suffixes are correlated to the various inflectional and derivational categories discovered in the language and the various tactics of
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