By Hans Henrich Hock,Elena Bashir
With approximately 1 / 4 of the world’s inhabitants, contributors of a minimum of 5 significant language households plus numerous putative language isolates, South Asia is an engaging enviornment for linguistic investigations, even if comparative-historical linguistics, reviews of language touch and multilingualism, or common linguistic thought.
This quantity presents a cutting-edge survey of linguistic examine at the languages of South Asia, with contributions by way of recognized specialists. concentration is either on what has been entire thus far and on what is still unresolved or arguable and for that reason deals demanding situations for destiny examine. as well as masking the languages, their histories, and their genetic category, in addition to phonetics/phonology, morphology, syntax, and sociolinguistics, the amount offers specified insurance of touch and convergence, indigenous South Asian grammatical traditions, purposes of recent expertise to South Asian languages, and South Asian writing structures. An appendix bargains a categorized directory of significant resources and assets, either digital/online and printed.