Nouns and noun phrase structure in Nubri

  • Dubi Nanda Dhakal Central Department of Linguistics, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Keywords: Nubri, noun phrase, premodifications, postmodification

Abstract

This paper is a preliminary investigation of the nominal morphology and noun phrase structures of Nubri, a Tibetan variety spoken in the northern Gorkha. Nubri shares a number of inflectional and derivational features with Tibetan languages, such as Kyirong Tibetan. Like its close Tibetan varieties, a number of modifiers such as, genitive-marked nouns, demonstratives, relative clauses etc. precede the head nouns, whereas some other modifiers, such as article, emphatic marker, numerals etc. follow them in the noun phrase.

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Author Biography

Dubi Nanda Dhakal, Central Department of Linguistics, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Dr. Dubi Nanda Dhakal (dndhakal@gmail.com; dubidhakal@yahoo.com) is a Professor and head of Central Department of Linguistics, Tribhuvan University. He is the author (and editor) of fifteen books (five co-authored, co-edited). He has researched and published in the areas of language documentation and description of lesser-described languages of Nepal. Both of his collaborative and solo works have appeared in various national and international journals.

Published
2019-12-31
How to Cite
Dhakal, D. (2019). Nouns and noun phrase structure in Nubri. Gipan, 4, 38-53. https://doi.org/10.3126/gipan.v4i0.35455
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