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Title: A Grammar of the Kadu (Asak) Language
Authors: Sangdong, David
Keywords: Sino-Tibetan Languages
Tibeto-Burman Languages
Kadu - Grammar
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: La Trobe University
Abstract: This thesis is a grammatical description of Kadu–a Tibeto-Burman language spoken in Katha district of Sagaing division, Myanmar. It contains eleven chapters. Chapter 1 is an introduction to the language and its speakers. Chapter 2 is an outline of the phonological structure of Kadu. Chapter 3 looks at the word classes and word-forming processes. Chapters 4 to 6 look at nominal aspects of the grammar. Chapter 4 discusses the structure of the noun phrase, while the well-developed system of numeral classifiers in Kadu is discussed in Chapter 5. Chapter 6 looks at case marking postpositions. Chapter 7 looks at the elements that make up the verb complex in Kadu. It discusses post-verbal modifiers such as auxiliary verbs, verbal particles, and modal auxiliaries. Clause final particles and aspectual particles are also looked at in this chapter. Chapter 8 looks at the general structure of the clause. The structures of interrogative and negative clauses are discussed in Chapters 9 and 10 respectively. Chapter 11 looks at complex structures. It covers topics such as subordination, coordination, and narrative structures.
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