Monday 9 March 2015

A Descriptive Study of Bengali Words

A Descriptive Study of Bengali Words by Niladri Sekhar Dash from Cambridge University Press (India).

The book is about the study of modern Bengali words based on the data obtained from a corpus of written texts. The corpus contains more than five million words of written text samples collected from hundred subject domains published within 1981 to 2000. The author analyses Bengali words from empirical point of view to understand their form and function in the language.

It also deals with the form and function of Bengali words in a systematic manner from the perspective of structure and use of words to understand how Bengali words are formed and used. The book provides, for the first time, some important findings about the general patterns of use of Bengali morpheme. It sheds new light on the form and function of morphemes in construction of words in the language.

Bengali single word units (both inflected and non-inflected) are analyzed from the perspective of their structure or surface forms. The book also provides a solid empirical support for developing tools and systems for morphological analysis, morphological generation, lexical decomposition and lexical composition for the language for machine learning and language teaching.

In our Linguistics section, Rs. 895, in hardback, 374 pages, ISBN :9781107064249

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