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SOUTH ASIAN LANGUAGES (Structure, Convergence and Diglossia)

SOUTH ASIAN LANGUAGES (Structure, Convergence and Diglossia)
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Item Code: IDD535
Author: Ed. by: BH. KRISHNAMURTI. Associate Editors: COLIN P. MASICA, ANJANI K. SINHA
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 1986
ISBN: 8120800338
Pages: 412
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 9.8" X 6.4"
About the Book:

This volume consists of 30 selected papers presented to the IInd International Conference on South Asian Languages and Linguistics held during January 9-11, 1980, hosted by the Department of Linguistics, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. The papers cover a wide range of topics in South Asian Linguistics: phonetics, phonology, language variation, Panini, semantics, typology, etc. A special feature of the volume is a collection of essays which focus on two important aspects of South Asian Linguistics, viz. 'Convergence' and 'Diglossia' which should be of interest to all students of Linguistics all over the world.

Most of the contributors of these papers are established scholars in South Asian Linguistics with international renown.

About the Author:

Bh. Krishnamurti is Professor of Linguistics at Osmania University, Hyderabad. He received a B.A. (Hons) degree (1948) in Telugu language and literatue from Andhra Univerisity, Waltari, and A.M. (1955) and Ph.D. (1957) in Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania. His publications include: Telugu verbal bases: A comparative and descriptive study, UCPL24 (Berkeley & Los Angeles, 1961); A Telugu dialect dictionary of occupational vocabularies, Vol. I (Agriculture 1962), Vol. II (Handloom 1972), Andhra Pradesh Sahitya Akademi (Hyderabad); Konda or Kubi: A Dravidian language (Hyderabad, 1969), A grammar of modern Telugu (coauthored with J.P.L. Gwynn), Oxford India (New Delhi, 1985).

Colin P. Masica has a Ph.D from the University of Chicago and is Professor in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. His major work is Defining a linguistic area: South Asia, the University of Chicago Press (Chicago, 1976).

Anjani K. Sinha is a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and is Reader in the Department of Linguistics, Delhi Univeristy.

CONTENTS

Preface
Comments on 'Convergence' (Part II) By COLIN P. MASICA
Comments on 'Diglossia' (Part III) By BH. KRISHNAMURTI

PART I: STRUCTURE
ALICE DAVISON
   Hindi -kar: the problem of multiple syntactic interpretation

HANS HENRICH HOCK
   "P-Oriented" constructions in Sanskrit

KASHI WALI
   Case of causee

K. S. YADURAJAN
   Subjacency: Counter-evidence from Kannada

H. S. ANANTHANARAYANA
   Treatment of homonymy in Panini's Astadhyayi

GEORGE CARDONA
   Phonology and phonetics in ancient Indian works: The case of voiced and voiceless elements

MANJARI OHALA
   A search for the phonetic correlates of Hindi stress

A. USHA DEVI
   On Certain phonological process in South Dravidian II

RAMAVATAR YADAV
   Acoustic correlates of word stress in Maithili

WILLIAM BRIGHT
   Archaelogy, linguistics and Ancient Dravidian

IRAVATHAM MAHADEVAN
   Study of the Indus script: A bilingual approach

PART II: CONVERGENCE
C. P. MASICA
   Definiteness-marking in South Asian languages

J. W. GAIR
   Sinhala focused sentences: Naturalization of a calque

YAMUNA KACHRU
   The syntax of Dakkhini: A study in language variation and language change

W. KANITTANAN
   Kamti Tai: From an SVO to an SOV language

M. H. KLAIMAN
   Semantic parameters and the South Asian linguistic area

B. LAKSHMI BAI
   A note on syntactic convergence among Indian languages: The verb "to be"

K. MEENAKSHI
   The quotative in Indo-Aryan

RAJESHWARI PANDHARIPANDE
   Language and language variation: Nagpuri Marathi

B. N. PATNAIK AND IRA PANDIT
   Englishization of Oriya

U. N. SINGH, K.V. SUBBARAO AND S.K. BANDYOPADHYAY
   Classification of polar verbs in selected South-Asian languages

SANFORD B. STEEVER
   Morphological convergence in the Khondmals : (Pro)nominal incorporation

PART III: DIGLOSSIA

E. ANNAMALAI
   Some syntactic differences between spoken and written Tamil
   Diglossia in Bengal

M.W. SUGATHAPALA DE SILVA
   Sanskrit grammarians on diglossia

J. W. GAIR
   Sinhala diglossia revisited or diglossia dies hard

B. C. JOHNSON
   Diglossia in Africa

R. F. MOAG
   Diglossia versus bidialectalism: Hindi in Fiji and in Eastern Uttar Pradesh

H. SCHIFFMAN AND S. AROKIANATHAN
   Diglossic variation in Tamil film and fiction

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