Table of ContentsList of Figures & TablesList of AppendicesList of Contributors1 Introduction Jeffrey P. WilliamsPart I: South Asia in Comparative Perspective2 Expressives as a Semantically Complex Category in South Asian LanguagesAnvita AbbiPart II: Expressives in the Indo-Aryan Sphere3 Expressives in HindiAnnie Motaut4 Nepali Expressive MorphologyGeorge van DriemPart III: Expressives in the Dravidian Family5 Morphosyntax of Expressives in MalayalamP. Sreekumar & S. Prema6 Expressive Morphology: A Study of Irattaik Kilavi in TamilVridhachalem Pillay SubramaniamPart IV: Expressive Morphology in Tibeto-Burman7 Reduplication in Lamkang: Form, Function, FeelingShobhana Chelliah, Evaline Blair, Melissa Robinson, Rex Khullar, and Sumshot Khular8 The Functional Value of Formal Exuberance: Isomorphism and Expressive Intensification in Adi and MilangYankee Modi and Mark W. PostPart V: The Tai Presence in South Asia9 A Study of the Poetics of Tai AhomStephen MoreyPart VI: The Munda World10 Expressives in the Munda LanguagesGregory D. S. Anderson and Bikram JoraIndex
Jeffrey P. Williams is Professor of Ethnology and Linguistics in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work at Texas Tech University. He is coeditor on three books (excluding the present contribution) and editor of another. His field-based research has been in the West Indies, Australia, Papua New Guinea and with Native American tribes in Oklahoma (USA) and Montagnard refugees in North Carolina and Texas (USA). He is presently writing a monograph entitled Expressives for Cambridge University Press.