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1 Braj B. Kachru, Yamuna Kachru, and S.N. Sridhar (eds)
Language in South Asia
Cambridge University Press; New Delhi, India; 2011; 1107602211 / 9781107602212; First South Asian Edition; Paperback; New; 
South Asia is a rich and fascinating linguistic area, its many hundreds of languages from four major language families representing the distinctions of caste, class, profession, religion, and region. This comprehensive new volume presents an overview of the language situation in this vast subcontinent in a linguistic, historical and sociolinguistic context. An invaluable resource, it comprises authoritative contributions from leading international scholars within the fields of South Asian language and linguistics, historical linguistics, cultural studies and area studies. Topics covered include the ongoing linguistic processes, controversies, and implications of language modernization; the functions of South Asian languages within the legal system, media, cinema, and religion; language conflicts and politics, and Sanskrit and its long traditions of study and teaching. Language in South Asia is an accessible interdisciplinary book for students and scholars in sociolinguistics, multilingualism, language planning and South Asian studies. Contents Introduction: Languages, contexts and constructs Braj B. Kachru Part I. Language History, Families and Typology: 1. Language in historical context Ronald E. Asher 2. Typological characteristics of South Asian languages Karumuri V. Subbarao Part II. Languages and their Functions: 3. Hindi, Urdu, Hindustani Yamuna Kachru 4. Persian in South Asia S. A. H. Abidi and Ravinder Gargesh 5. Major regional languages Tej K. Bhatia 6. Minority languages and their status Rakesh M. Bhatt and Ahmar Mahboob 7. Tribal languages Anvita Abbi Part III. Sanskrit and Traditions of Language Study: 8. Sanskrit in the South Asian sociolinguistics Madhav Deshpande 9. Traditions of language study Ashok Aklujkar Part IV. Multilingualism, Contact and Convergence: 10. Contexts of multilingualism E. Annamalai 11. Language contact and convergence S.N. Sridhar 12. Pidgins, creoles and bazaar Hindi Ian Smith Part V. Orality, Literacy, and Writing Systems: 13. Orality and literacy Rama Kant Agnihotri 14. Writing systems Peter Daniels Part VI. Language, State and Education: 15. Language politics and conflicts Robert L. King Part VII. Language Standardization and Modernization: 16. Language modernization S. N. Sridhar Part VIII. Language and Discourse: 17. Language in social and ethnic interaction Yamuna Kachru 18. Language and the legal system Vijay Bhatia and Rajesh Sharma 19. Language in media and advertising Tej K. Bhatia and Robert Baumgardner 20. Language in cinema Wimal Dissanayake 21. Language of religion Rajeshwari Pandharipande Part IX. Language and Identity: 22. Language and gender Tamara Valentine 23. Dalit literature, language, and identity Eleanor Zelliot 24. Language and youth culture Rukmini Bhaya Nair Part X. Languages in Diaspora: 25. Languages in diaspora Rajend Meshtrie 26. South Asian diaspora in Europe and the US Kamal K. Sridhar. Printed Pages: 632 with 13 b/w illustrations, 9 maps, and 65 tables. 036662

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