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The Indo-Aryan languages

Author: George Cardona; Dhanesh Jain
Publisher: Richmond : Curzon Press, 2001.
Series: Curzon Language Family Series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This work provides a synoptic treatment of the Indo-Aryan languages, a language family with a historical documentation of language change over a longer period than any other subgroup of Indo-European.  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Cardona; Dhanesh Jain
ISBN: 0700711309 9780700711307
OCLC Number: 246676876
Notes: Ersch. Jan. 2001.
Description: 500 Seiten.
Contents: Part I: General Articles 1. General Introduction George Cardona and Dhanesh K. Jain 2. The Sociolinguistics of the Indo-Aryan languages in the Indian Subcontinent Dhanesh K. Jain 3. Alphabets and Writing Systems (Historical and Descriptive) Richard Salomon Part II: Language Articles A: Major Languages 1. Sanskrit (including Vedic) George Cardona 2. Early Middle Indo-Aryan (Ashoka and Pali) Thomas Oberlies 3. Later Middle Indo-Aryan: Prakrits and Apabhramsa Vit Bubenik 4. Hindi Michael Shapiro 5. Urdu Ruth Laila Schmidt 6. Bangla (Bengali) Probal Dasgupta B: Other Languages 7. Asamiya (Assamese) G. C. Goswami and Jyotiprakash Tamuli 8. Oriya Tapas S. Ray Languages of Bihar 9. Maithili Ramawtar Yadav 10. Magahi Sheela Verma 11. Bhojpuri Manindra K. Verma 12. Panjabi Christopher Shackle 13. Nepali Theodore Riccardi 14. Sindhi Lachmann M. Khubchandani 15. Gujarati George Cardona and Babubhai K. Suthar 16. Marathi Rajeshwari Pandharipande 17. Konkani Rocky Miranda 18. Sinhala James W. Gair 19. Dardic Languages Elena Bashir 20. Kashmiri Omkar N. Koul
Series Title: Curzon Language Family Series.
Responsibility: ed. by George Cardona and Dhanesh Jain.


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This carefully produced book is an important reference work. It contains ... a lot of information hard to find elsewhere, and the three indexes ... make this wealth of data easily accessible. - Asko Read more...

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