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1st Edition

A Comprehensive Grammar

ISBN 9781138793866
Published April 6, 2016 by Routledge
488 Pages

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Book Description

Panjabi: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to Panjabi grammar.

It presents a fresh, accessible and thorough description of the language, concentrating on the real patterns of use in modern Panjabi. The book moves from the script and sound through morphology and word classes to a detailed analysis of sentence structures and semantic features.

The volume is organized to promote a thorough understanding of Panjabi grammar. It offers a stimulating analysis of the complexities of the language, and provides full and clear explanations. Throughout, the emphasis is on Panjabi as used by present-day native speakers.

An extensive index and numbered paragraphs provide readers with easy access to the information they require.

Features include:

    • detailed treatment of the common grammatical structures and parts of speech
    • extensive exemplification
    • particular attention to areas of confusion and difficulty
    • Gurmukhi script and transliteration provided throughout
    • additional chapter on the Shahmuki script

Panjabi: A Comprehensive Grammar is an essential reference source for the learner and user of Panjabi. With clear and simple explanations it will remain the standard reference work for years to come for both learners and linguists alike.

A Workbook and Reader to accompany this grammar can be downloaded from

*Please note that, due to unforseen circumstances, the Workbook and Reader have been delayed.*

Table of Contents

Section A: Preliminaries.  Glossary.  Abbreviations.  Section B: Morphology and sematic features of the forms.  Section C: Syntax and semantics. 

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Mangat Rai Bhardwaj is a native speaker of Panjabi with a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Manchester. He has taught Panjabi, Hindi-Urdu, English and translation and interpreting in colleges and worked as a freelance translator and interpreter. Previous publications include Hindi Urdu Bol Chaal (with G. Wells), Colloquial Panjabi and Colloquial Panjabi 2.