The Indo-Aryan languages

edited by George Cardona and Dhanesh Jain

The Indo-Aryan languages, spoken by at least 700 million people in the Republic of India, in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and in countries where immigrants from South Asia have settled, are a major group within the Indo-European family. They have a claim to great antiquity, with the earliest Vedic Sanskrit texts dating to the end of the second millennium BC. This language family supplies a historical documentation of language change over a longer period than any other subgroup of Indo-European. Further, the interaction between Indo-Aryan and Dravidan, Munda, and Tibeto-Burmese languages as well as Arabic and other Indo-European languages affords a rich field of study for borrowing and adaptation. Major features of Indo-Aryan languages have been described before, but there is a need for a synoptic treatment of these languages.

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  • 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

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書名 The Indo-Aryan languages
著作者等 Cardona, George
Jain, Dhanesh
シリーズ名 Routledge language family series
出版元 Routledge
刊行年月 2003
ページ数 xix, 1061 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 0700711309
NCID BA62942398
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス