Modern Hindi Grammar aims at providing basic information on various aspects of Hindi phonology, morphology, and syntax along with their unique features or characteristics.
This grammar is pedagogically oriented. It will be of special interest to Hindi language learners and teachers in different situations. It will also be of interest to linguists and researchers working in the area of language typology, and to general readers as well.
In Modern Hindi Grammar we have utilized simple terminology and provided suitable descriptions with tables for grammatical categories, phrases, and sentence types.
The introduction gives a survey of the Hindi speaking area and the number of its speakers, its classification and dialects, Hindi-Urdu relationship, the status of Hindi and its use in administration, education and mass media, Hindi grammars, and the objectives of the present grammar. The phonology section describes segmental phonemes, suprasegmentals, and morphophonology. The morphology provides a description of different word classes: nouns, pronouns, adjectives, numerals, adverbs, particles, connectives, and interjections. It deals with inflectional as well as derivational morphology. The syntax describes the structure of phrases, sentence types, complex and compound constructions, special word order variations, and other intricate syntactic features. The lexicon presents a list of useful classified vocabulary which is useful for students and teachers of Hindi as well as general readers. This grammar emphasizes special features of Hindi that set it apart from other Indo-Aryan languages.