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  • Hindiby Yamuna Kachru

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 188.00

    This book presents the structure of Hindi keeping in view the sociolinguistic context of language use. It includes descriptions of sounds, devices of word formation, rules of phrase and sentence construction and conventions of language use in spoken and written texts incorporating the insights gained by application of recent linguistic theories. The... more...

  • Marathiby Ramesh Vaman Dhongde; Kashi Wali

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 165.00

    Marathi, an Indo-Aryan language, is the official language of Maharashtra, including Mumbai. Father Thomas Stephens, the first English traveler to Goa, a pioneer linguist, wrote Christa Puran in Marathi (1616) and Arte da Lingoa Canarim in Portuguese, printed in (1640). The latter is a grammar of Konkani, a language closely related to Marathi. It... more...

  • Oral Literature of Iranian Languages: Kurdish, Pashto, Balochi, Ossetic, Persian and Tajik: Companion Volume IIby Philip G. Kreyenbroek

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 110.00

    Persian literature is the jewel in the crown of Persian culture. It has profoundly influenced the literatures of Ottoman Turkey, Muslim India and Turkic Central Asia. It has been a source of inspiration for Goethe, Emerson, Matthew Arnold and Jorge Luis Borges among others and praised by William Jones, Tagore, E. M. Forster and many more. Yet Persian... more...

  • Georgianby George Hewitt

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1995; US$ 258.00

    The Caucasus for its size can boast more languages than any other region on earth. Of the 40 or so native tongues Georgian is the most widely spoken (by up to 5 million, of whom 3 million are ethnic Georgians). With its own unique script, Georgian has been written since the 4th century and has a rich literature of all genres. Outside Georgia, however,... more...

  • Pragmatics and Classical Sanskritby Lieve Van de Walle

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1993; US$ 195.00

    This book explores the possibilities and limitations of pragmatic research in classical Sanskrit concentrating on linguistic politeness. The four case studies it comprises are in essence empirical, and try to accurately describe a fairly limited number of interactions between an also limited number of people. The underlying assumption is that a micro-analysis... more...

  • Dissertation on the Sanskrit Languageby Paulinus A.S. Bartholomaeo; Ludo Rocher

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1977; US$ 158.00

    Paulinus a S. Bartholomaeo?s Dissertatio historico-critica in linguam Samscrdamicam (1790) serves as an introduction to his Sidharubam , the first Sanskrit grammar published in Europe. The Dissertatio is also important for another reason: it is concerned with speculations about the nature and origin of Sanskrit and the other Indian Languages.... more...

  • A Historical Syntax of Late Middle Indo-Aryan (Apabhraṃśa)by Vit Bubenik

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1998; US$ 165.00

    This monograph aims to close the gap in our knowledge of the nature and pace of grammatical change during the formative period of today’s Indo-Aryan languages. During the 6th-12th c. the gradual erosion of the synthetic morphology of Old Indo-Aryan resulted ultimately in the remodelling of its syntax in the direction of the New Indo-Aryan analytic... more...

  • Romani in Contactby Yaron Matras

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1995; US$ 158.00

    A language of Indic origin heavily infuenced by European idioms for many centuries now, Romani provides an interesting experimental field for students of language contact, linguistic minorities, standardization, and typology. Approaching the language via its ever-surfacing character as a language in contact, the volume gives expression to part of the... more...

  • Indo-Iranian Studies (RLE Iran B)by Various

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 145.00

    Throughout his life the Shams-ul-Ullema devoted himself to advancing the Zoroastrian Faith, not only as a priest and teacher, but also as a writer. This volume of papers is authored by an international group of scholars and covers the history, philosophy, literature and language of Persia and the Indo-Iranians. more...

  • Annual Review of South Asian Languages and Linguisticsby Rajendra Singh; Ghanshyam Sharma

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 154.00

    South Asia is home to a large number of languages and dialects. Although linguists working on this region have made significant contributions to our understanding of language, society, and language in society on a global scale, there is as yet no recognized international forum for the exchange of ideas amongst linguists working on South Asia. The Annual... more...