Investigating Prefix Diversity: A Comparative Study of Tani Languages with a Focus on Nominal Categorial Prefixes (78633)

Session Information: Language, Linguistics
Session Chair: Simona Fraštíková

Saturday, 25 May 2024 09:30
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 608
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Unlike Japanese, which has honorific and size prefixes, various other categories of prefixes exist in the Mising language, including classifier prefixes, body part prefixes, prefixes related to vegetables, animals, fishes, kinship prefixes, directional prefixes, weather prefixes, and more. A comparative analysis has been conducted, contrasting the Mising language, part of the Eastern branch, with the Galo, Tagin, and Apatani languages, all belonging to the western Tani group. Expanding on the frequently utilized prefixes identified by JTS Sun—specifically, a-, sa-, ta-, and pa— this research delves into how these prefixes are used with nominal categorial prefixes in the Tani language. The Tani languages, belonging to the Tibeto-Burman (Trans-Himalayan) family, lack sufficient research. This paper marks the inaugural endeavor to compare these four languages, explicitly focusing on prefixes.

Normoda Doley, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

About the Presenter(s)
Miss Normoda Doley is currently a Ph.D. research scholar at the Center for Linguistics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

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