Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
Share
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Books > Language and Literature > Meaning and Interpretation In Ancient India
Displaying 3760 of 4436         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Meaning and Interpretation In Ancient India
Meaning and Interpretation In Ancient India
Description
Foreword:

Even in ancient times, thinkers cogitated on the various aspects of language. In particular, they were intrigued by the interpretation of various words and expressions. From Vedic times in India, much thought was devoted to these aspects of language. Many of their ideas are still relevant in the modern context, and the latest advances in linguistic studies owe much to these ancient concepts.

Professor Bijoya Goswami, of the Department of Sanskrit, has attempted a study of these ideas in the context of modern semantics. It is hoped that her work will he useful in the academic circle. It is also a valuable addition to the publication works undertaken by the DSA, Sanskrit.

The U.G.C. New Delhi, deserves our thanks for providing financial assistance for the publication of this work under Sanskrit-DSA programme, Jadavpur University.

Manabendu Banerjee
CO-ORDINATOR, DSA, SANSKRIT

Introduction:

Words, meanings and interpretation have always intrigued the human mind as long as there has been language for communication. In modern times, semantics has evolved as an essential branch of linguistics. And the methodology of ancient Indian grammarians and rhetoricians has had a prominent role.

The study of meanings has been treated in various ways by many eminent scholars from time immemorial. In modern times, this subject has been dealt with exhaustively by brilliant scholars like the late Gaurinath Sastri, the doyen of Sanskrit studies in our country. Compared to these works, my effort is but the attempt of the firefly to emulate the stars in the firmament. But in my present project I have attempted in my humble way to take up another aspect of the focal theme. It is my intention to deal mainly with meaning and interpretation as it has been dealt with in Vedic times and later by the grammarians and rhetoricians, as a continuous process. In this, I will have to touch upon the theories of the various schools of philosophy as well as on the viewpoints of western scholars. My project covers factors like the status of the word, the functions of word and meaning, the theories of syntax and the role of intent in the determination of meaning.

In treating a subject so vast, I have had to focus on just a few points and on my arduous journey, I have had to traverse much of the way through paths cut out by pioneers in this field. To them I bow in obeisance and render my heart-felt gratitude--

idam nama rsibhyah purvajebhyah
purvebhyah pathikrdbhyah//

(RV. X/14/15)

CONTENTS

CHAPTER-I:
The History of Meaning and Interpretation in India1
CHAPTER -II:
Word and Meaning-Their Relationship10
CHAPTER -III:
The Functions of Word and Meaning25
CHAPTER -IV:
Theories of Syntax60
CHAPTER -V
The Will of the Speaker69
CHAPTER -VI:
Indian Theories in the Light of Modern Linguistic Studies83
Bibliography & Abbreviations 89

Meaning and Interpretation In Ancient India

Item Code:
IDG418
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2002
Publisher:
Sanskrit Pustak Bhandar
Size:
8.5" X 5.5"
Pages:
97
Price:
$13.00   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Meaning and Interpretation In Ancient India

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 4042 times since 1st Nov, 2009
Foreword:

Even in ancient times, thinkers cogitated on the various aspects of language. In particular, they were intrigued by the interpretation of various words and expressions. From Vedic times in India, much thought was devoted to these aspects of language. Many of their ideas are still relevant in the modern context, and the latest advances in linguistic studies owe much to these ancient concepts.

Professor Bijoya Goswami, of the Department of Sanskrit, has attempted a study of these ideas in the context of modern semantics. It is hoped that her work will he useful in the academic circle. It is also a valuable addition to the publication works undertaken by the DSA, Sanskrit.

The U.G.C. New Delhi, deserves our thanks for providing financial assistance for the publication of this work under Sanskrit-DSA programme, Jadavpur University.

Manabendu Banerjee
CO-ORDINATOR, DSA, SANSKRIT

Introduction:

Words, meanings and interpretation have always intrigued the human mind as long as there has been language for communication. In modern times, semantics has evolved as an essential branch of linguistics. And the methodology of ancient Indian grammarians and rhetoricians has had a prominent role.

The study of meanings has been treated in various ways by many eminent scholars from time immemorial. In modern times, this subject has been dealt with exhaustively by brilliant scholars like the late Gaurinath Sastri, the doyen of Sanskrit studies in our country. Compared to these works, my effort is but the attempt of the firefly to emulate the stars in the firmament. But in my present project I have attempted in my humble way to take up another aspect of the focal theme. It is my intention to deal mainly with meaning and interpretation as it has been dealt with in Vedic times and later by the grammarians and rhetoricians, as a continuous process. In this, I will have to touch upon the theories of the various schools of philosophy as well as on the viewpoints of western scholars. My project covers factors like the status of the word, the functions of word and meaning, the theories of syntax and the role of intent in the determination of meaning.

In treating a subject so vast, I have had to focus on just a few points and on my arduous journey, I have had to traverse much of the way through paths cut out by pioneers in this field. To them I bow in obeisance and render my heart-felt gratitude--

idam nama rsibhyah purvajebhyah
purvebhyah pathikrdbhyah//

(RV. X/14/15)

CONTENTS

CHAPTER-I:
The History of Meaning and Interpretation in India1
CHAPTER -II:
Word and Meaning-Their Relationship10
CHAPTER -III:
The Functions of Word and Meaning25
CHAPTER -IV:
Theories of Syntax60
CHAPTER -V
The Will of the Speaker69
CHAPTER -VI:
Indian Theories in the Light of Modern Linguistic Studies83
Bibliography & Abbreviations 89
Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Ayurveda…The Mantra Of Niramaya (Interactive CD-Rom On The Ancient System Of Indian Medicine) (CD - ROM)
Invis Multimedia (2008)
Item Code: ICI064
$40.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Apatani of Arunachal Pradesh (The Story of An Ancient Indian Tribe) (DVD)
Anu Malhotra
Shemaroo Entertainment Pvt. Ltd (2010)
51 Minutes
Item Code: ICT048
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
History of Spiritual India (5 CD Pack with Book): Trace the Origin of Spirituality in India
Times Music (2010)
Item Code: ICT059
$65.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Festivals of India: Chhath Pooja (Indian Traditional Celebration) (DVD)
Amit Chheda
Shethia Audio Video Pvt. Ltd.(2012)
30 mins. Approx.
Item Code: IZZ563
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Drums of India Ustad Zakir Hussain Tabla (Audio CD)
Deal 20% Off
Ustad Zakir Hussain
Saregama (1999)
Item Code: ICC061
$28.00$22.40
You save: $5.60 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ancient India (Bulletin of the Archaeological Survey of India)
Hardcover (Edition: 2011)
Good Earth Publication
Item Code: NAL727
$55.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Horticulture In Ancient India (Golden Jubilee of India's Independence Series-18)
by R.N. Sampath
Hardcover (Edition: 1998)
Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan
Item Code: IDK259
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
प्राचीन भारत का इतिहास एवं संस्कृति: History and Culture of Ancient India
by पी. एल. गौतम (P. L. Gautam)
Paperback (Edition: 2014)
Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited
Item Code: NAI845
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Shakuntala and Other Stories from Ancient India
by Adithi Rao
Paperback (Edition: 2007)
Puffin Books
Item Code: IDJ785
$15.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Asceticism and Healing in Ancient India (Medicine in the Buddhist Monastery)
by Kenneth G. Zysk
Paperback (Edition: 2010)
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Private Limited
Item Code: IDK126
$27.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Life in Ancient India (As Depicted in The Digha-Nikaya): An Old Book
by Dr. Chittaranjan Patra
Hardcover (Edition: 1996)
Punthi Pustak
Item Code: NAJ357
$27.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ancient India
by R. C. Majumdar
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAG396
$33.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

I recieved my Mahavir pendant today. It is wonderful. I was recently in Delhi and as it was a spiritual trip visiting Jain temples in Rajasthan, Agra, Rishikesh and Delhi i did not have the opportunity to shop much. The pendant is beautiful and i shall treasure it. I have attached a picture of me in India. Your country and the people will always be in my heart.
Evelyn, Desoto, Texas.
I received my Order this week, It's wonderful. I really thank you very much.
Antonio Freitas, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
I have been ordering from your site for several years and am always pleased with my orders and the time frame is lovely also. Thanks for being such a wonderful company.
Delia, USA
I recviced Book Air Parcel(Nadi-Astrology). I am glad to see this book. Thankx. Muhammad Arshad Nadeem Pakistan.
Muhammad Arshad Nadeem
It is always a great pleasure to return to Exotic India with its exquisit artwork, books and other items. As I said several times before, Exotic India is far more than a highly professional Indian online shop; it is in fact an excellent ambassador to the world for the splendour of Indian wisdom and spirituality. I wish a happy and successful New Year 2017 to Exotic India and its employees! You can be very proud of yourself!
Dr Michael Seeber (psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Essen/Germany)
My last order arrived in a reasonable amount of time, regarding the long way it had to take! I am glad to find this and some other ayurvedic remedy, as well as books and much other things at your online-store and I am looking forward to be your customer again, some time.
Andreas, Germany.
Намаскар! Честно говоря, сомневался. Но сегодня получил свой заказ. Порадовала упаковка, упаковано всё очень тщательно и аккуратно. Большое спасибо, как раз подарок к Новому Году! Namaskar! Frankly, I doubted. But today received my order. We were pleased with the packaging. Everything is packed carefully and accurately. Thank you very much, just a gift for the New Year!
Ruslan, Russia.
Thanks for the great sale!! It really helped me out. I love Exotic India.
Shannon, USA
I have got the 3 parcels with my order today and everything is perfect. Thank you very much for such a good packaging to protect the items and for your service.
Guadalupe, Spain
Great books! I am so glad you make them available to order, thank you!
Yevgen, USA
TRUSTe online privacy certification
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India