On Case Marking in Assamese Bengali and Oriya

Debajit Deb

Abstract


Case is a grammatical category determined by the syntactic or semantic function of a noun or pronoun. Trask (1997) said that “Any one of the forms which a noun or noun phrase may assume in order to represent its grammatical and semantic relation to the rest of the sentence” (p.35).The present paper aims to explore the case marking in Assamese, Bengali spoken in Assam and Oriya in Orissa. In all three languages case is realized in the form of postpositions, when these postpositions take nouns structurally form phrases. Therefore, they are called postpositional phrases. Postpositional phrases are made up of a noun phrase followed by a postposition.

 


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Case marking

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7575/ijalel.v.1n.2p.102

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