The Indo-aryan Languages by Colin P. MasicaThe Indo-aryan Languages by Colin P. Masica

The Indo-aryan Languages

byColin P. Masica

Paperback | September 24, 1993

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In his ambitious survey of the Indo-Aryan languages, Masica has provided a fundamental, comparative introduction that will interest not only general and theoretical linguists but also students of one or more languages (Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujurati, Marathi, Sinhalese, etc.) who want to acquaint themselves with the broader linguistic context. Generally synchronic in approach, concentrating on the phonology, morphology and syntax of the modern representatives of the group, the volume also covers their historical development, writing systems, and aspects of sociolinguistics.
Title:The Indo-aryan LanguagesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:560 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.26 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 1.26 inPublished:September 24, 1993Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521299446

ISBN - 13:9780521299442

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The modern Indo-Aryan languages and dialects; 3. The historical context and development of Indo-Aryan; 4. The nature of the New Indo-Aryan lexicon; 5. NIA descriptive phonology; 6. Writing systems; 7. Historical phonology; 8. Nominal forms and categories; 9. Verbal forms and categories; 10. Syntax; Appendix I Inventory of NIA languages and dialects; Appendix II Schemes of NIA subclassification.

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"...a genuine monument of erudition....Dr. Masica is remarkably conversant with all the available information and he digests it exceedingly well for the non-specialist and for the scholar as well....The volume is completed by rich appendices, copious notes and indices, as well as a very detailed bibliography. Clear tables illustrate the discussion." Journal of Indo-European Studies