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I thank the authorities of the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, especially DR. D.P. Pattanayak, Director, for having given me the opportunity of doing research on Karbi language. He has been a source of inspiration, encouragement and assistance which are essentially needed for completing a work of this sort.

I thank Dr. E. Annamalai, Director-in-charge, Central Institute of Indian Languages, for his supervision and guidance in the course of the preparation of this grammar and for having made the necessary arrangements. I have been extremely benefitted by his suggestions in improving upon the earlier versions of the grammar.

I thank the authorities of the Assam State especially the Secretary and Director of Education for the help they have rendered. I thank the Deputy Commissioner, Karbi Anglong District and the authorities of the District for the facilities they gave me during my stay at Diphu. I thank the authorities of the karbi Anglong District Council for their assistance. In this context, I thank Mr. B.R. Kalita, Education Officer and Secretary, Primary Education Board who has always been very kind and helpful to me. He helped me in getting informants, making necessary arrangements for my stay and in many other ways.

I thank my principal informant Mr. Dhaniram Terang for his patience, cooperation and help and all other informants. I thank all those who helped me in one way or another. I dedicate this grammar to the karbi people on whose language it is based.
I thank Dr. M.S. Thirumalai, Professor-cum-Deputy Director, CIIL, and Mr. H.L.N. Bharati, Assistant Editor, CIIL, who are responsible for making the necessary arrangements to publish the grammar.
I thank Mr. Syed Fareeduddin Ahmed who typed the manuscript and Mr. S.B. Biswas, Manager, and the Staff of the CIIL Printing Unit for the neat execution of printing of this book.


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