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Title: Argument selection in Sadani/Sadri as spoken in Assam
Researcher: Lucky Dey
Guide(s): Barbora, M
Keywords: English
Sadri language
Upload Date: 20-May-2013
University: Tezpur University
Completed Date: 2011
Abstract: The study gives an account of the argument selection in Sadani/ Sadri as spoken in Assam. The objectives primarily include (1) a detailed descriptive study of case marking and thematic roles in the language and (2) an attempt to show how the grammar of argument marking is organized in a hierarchy. At the secondary level, the study also tries to assess the influence of Assamese, the dominant regional language in the argument marking of Sadri. Chapter 1 throws light on the origin of Sadri language in Assam, its existing literature, its importance from socio-linguistic perspective, along with a typological description. Sadani/Sadri originated as the mother tongue of the Sadans, an Aryan group amongst the non Aryans in Chota Nagpur Plateau. It evolved as a link language of the Adivasis mainly living in and around Chota Nagpur Plateau that spreads over present day Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and parts of West Bengal and Orissa. About 97 or so heterogeneous communities come under the umbrella term Adivasis. These communities, mostly belonging to three language families namely, Austro-Asiatic, Indo-Aryan and Dravidian used Sadri as their link language for inter and intra community communication. From pidgin, Sadri gradually evolved as a creole, primarily due to inter community marriages between the various linguistic groups amongst them. The offspring of these bilingual parents adopted the link language as their mother tongue. When the British tea planters brought these adivasis to Assam, as labourers in the 19th century, Sadri as link language came along with them. Over the period of two hundred years, Sadri came under tremendous influence of the dominant regional languages: Assamese in the Brahmaputra valley and Bangla in the Barrack Valley. Sadri as spoken in Assam has been labeled as Assam Sadri (henceforth AS) to distinguish it from the Sadri spoken in Chota Nagpur Plateau better known asNagpuria Sadri (henceforth NS).
Pagination: ix, 197p.
Appears in Departments:Department of English and Foreign Languages

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