24.4353, Books: Languages of the Northern Himalayas: Bailey

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Date: Sun, 03 Nov 2013 09:35:54
From: Joyce Reid [jreid at cambridge.org]
Subject: Languages of the Northern Himalayas: Bailey

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 Title: Languages of the Northern Himalayas 
Subtitle: Being Studies in the Grammar of Twenty-Six Himalayan Dialects 
Publication Year: 2013 
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/asian-language-and-linguistics/languages-northern-himalayas-being-studies-grammar-twenty-six-himalayan-dialects 


Author: Thomas Grahame Bailey

Paperback: ISBN:  9781108063777 Pages:  Price: U.K. £ 22.99
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Abstract:

Thomas Grahame Bailey (1872–1942) had the components of this work printed in individual parts in India between 1902 and 1906. The Royal Asiatic Society in London decided to collect and publish them in 1908 in its monograph series, incorporating a preface by Bailey. The pagination is not continuous as already printed sheets of the earlier studies were reused. Twenty-six dialects from the hill regions of the northern and north-western Himalayas are covered in some detail, including grammar, vocabulary, their relationship to each other, and some songs. Bailey's work was pioneering: he had travelled among the hill peoples, being initiated into tribal rites and secret vocabularies, often of a criminal nature. There had been no previous publications on the grammar or philology of these dialects, merely some translated Christian texts. Bailey subsequently published a number of works on languages of the Indian subcontinent, including a history of Urdu literature.

Preface; 1. Dialects of the Simla Hills and Kulu; 2. Dialects of Mandi state; 3. Dialects of Camba and Jammu states and Sasi glossaries; 4. Studies in northern Himalayan dialects; 5. Dialects of the Kangra district. 




Linguistic Field(s): History of Linguistics
                     Language Documentation


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