New book on Indo-Aryan languages

From: mkelkar2003
Message: 57691
Date: 2008-04-20

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The Indo-Aryan Languages (Routledge Language Family Series) (Paperback)
by George Cardona (Author)
STRONG '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.' /STRONG
- EM Asko Parpola, University of Helsinki /EM

Book Description

The Indo-Aryan languages are spoken by at least 700 million people
throughout India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the
Maldive Islands. They have a claim to great antiquity, with the
earliest Vedic Sanskrit texts dating to the end of the second
millennium B.C. With texts in Old Indo-Aryan, Middle Indo-Aryan and
Modern Indo-Aryan, this language family supplies a historical
documentation of language change over a longer period than any other
subgroup of Indo-European.

This volume is divided into two main sections dealing with general
matters and individual languages. Each chapter on the individual
language covers the phonology and grammar (morphology and syntax) of
the language and its writing system, and gives the historical
background and information concerning the geography of the language
and the number of its speakers.
Product Details

* Paperback: 1061 pages
* Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (June 27, 2007)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 041577294X
* ISBN-13: 978-0415772945