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Language variation in South Asia

Author: William Bright
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume contains 12 essays on the languages of South Asia, written by a leading authority on the subject.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Bright
ISBN: 0195063651 9780195063653
OCLC Number: 21196637
Description: xiv, 169 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Linguistic change in some Indian caste dialects --
Sociolinguistic variation and language change with A.K. Ramanujan --
Dravidian metaphony --
Language, social stratification, and cognitive orientation --
Complex verb forms in colloquial Tamil with J. Lindenfeld --
Phonological rules in literary and colloquial Kannada --
Hindi numerals --
The Dravidian enunciative vowel --
How not to decipher the Indus Valley inscriptions --
Archaeology, linguistics, and ancient Dravidian --
Written and spoken language in South Asia.
Responsibility: William Bright.
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'The range of Bright's interests with regard to South Asian languages is well illustrated in the book ... In reading over these papers one is struck by several qualities of Bright's writing. One of Read more...

 
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