B. Materials and Methods
Captain M. W. Carr‟s (1868)
Andhra Lokokthi Chandrika
has been selected as thesource for the collection of proverbial phrases for the following reasons:i.
It is the first collection ever to be published. So, its corpus gives us ahistorical perspective to the choice of proverbs.ii.
Its size is both comprehensive as well as compact. Hence, the corpuscan be easily analysed.iii.
Its explanations are so elaborate that we know the meaning of theproverbs as they are used at that time.
II. LITERATURE REVIEW
A comprehensive analysis of Telugu proverb phrases has not been made so far - asfar as I know. In Bhuvaneswar (2003a), a review of more than 250 references inTelugu proverb literature has been made
which is so far the most comprehensivebibliographical review since 1868
and in it, there is no mention of any specificanalysis of phrases in Telugu proverbs apart from this and the next two articles inthis series.
III. AN ANALYSIS OF THE ADJECTIVAL AND NOUN PHRASES IN
ANDHRA LOKOKTHI CHANDRIKA
According to Quirk and Greenbaum (1989: 17 59) an English noun phrase can bebasic or complex. A basic noun phrase consist
s of “Pronouns and numerals, and
of nouns with articles or other closed system items that can occur before the noun
head such as predeterminers like all” (ibid. 59). A complex noun phrase consists