Title The Sanskrit Language
Book Condition New
Jacket Condition New
Publisher New Delhi, India Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Private Limited/Research India Press 2016
8120817672 / 9788120817678
Seller ID 110021
The Sanskrit Language presents a systematic and comprehensive historical account of the developments in phonology and morphology. This is the only book in English which treats the structure of the Sanskrit language in its relation to the other IndoEuropean languages and throws light on the significance of the discovery of Sanskrit. It is this discovery that contributed to the study of the comparative philology of the IndoEuropean languages and eventually the whole science of modern linguistics. Besides drawing on the works of Brugmann and Wackernagel, Professor Burrow incorporates in this book material from Hittite and taking into account various verbal constructions as found in Hittite, he relates the perfect form of Sanskrit to it. The profound influence that the Dravidian languages had on the structure of the Sanskrit language has also been presented lucidly and with a balanced perspective. In a nutshell, the present work can be called, without exaggeration, a pioneering endeavour in the field of linguistics and Indology. It is hopee that it will go same way to provide an up-to-date synthesis of a subject which in its present state is hardly accessible outside the widely scattered specialist literature. Printed Pages: 447.
The Sanskrit Language T. Burrow