New Publication on Munda languages

Lakhan Gusain lgusain at HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Apr 14 13:58:38 UTC 2008


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Very well said! This is a very serious and significant work on The Munda Languages by Gregory. I had a lot about this work when the same was under print.

Thanks a lot John, for sharing this news. But, price is bit high. Is it a library edition, BTW?

Lakhan
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  From: John Peterson<mailto:jpeterso at UNI-OSNABRUECK.DE> 
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  Sent: Monday, April 14, 2008 8:54 AM
  Subject: Re: New Publication on Munda languages


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  Yes, alas, ...

  Also, I have just noticed that the write-up I sent out is apparently dated
  - the book has only 14 chapters (general intro and 13 languages).
  Apparently the original plan was changed at some point.

  JP

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  > Delighted, yes --
  > but  at the  rate of $ 304?
  >
  > MW
  >
  > On Apr 14, 2008, at 8:33 AM, John Peterson wrote:
  >> VYAKARAN: South Asian Languages and Linguistics Net
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  >>           John Peterson, University of Osnabrueck, Germany
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  >> I am DELIGHTED to anounce that the following title has now been
  >> published:
  >>
  >> The Munda Languages (Routledge Curzon Language Family Series)
  >> (Hardcover)
  >> by Gregory D. S. Anderson (Editor)
  >>
  >> Price: $304.31
  >> * Hardcover: 808 pages
  >> * Language: English
  >> * ISBN-10: 041532890X
  >> * ISBN-13: 978-0415328906
  >>
  >> _________________________________________________________________
  >> Text from Amazon.com:
  >>
  >> The Munda group of languages of the Austroasiatic family are spoken by
  >> so-called 'tribals' in central and eastern India. They are the least
  >> well-known and most poorly documented languages of the Indian
  >> subcontinent. This work - unprecedented and original - draws
  >> together a
  >> distinguished group of international experts in the field of Munda
  >> language research, presents current assessments of a wide range of
  >> typological and comparative-historical issues, and offers agendas for
  >> future research. Never before has there been the real possibility of
  >> putting together a volume such as this one, for there is now greater
  >> interest in the Munda languages than ever before, and good
  >> descriptions of
  >> almost all of the languages in the family can now be offered, as
  >> well as
  >> broader studies on such topics as the typology or historical
  >> phonology of
  >> the Munda language family, and how Munda fits in the greater South
  >> Asian
  >> linguistic area.
  >>
  >> The Munda language family is old in eastern and central India -
  >> older than
  >> the Dravidian and Indo-Aryan languages now found in their
  >> territory. The
  >> ancestor language of Proto-Munda and the cognate Mon-Khmer (Khmer-
  >> Nicobar)
  >> languages, viz. Proto-Austroasiatic, is at least as ancient as
  >> Proto-Indo-European, and is as important culturally and
  >> archaeologically
  >> for Southeast Asia, South China and eastern India, as Proto-Indo-
  >> European
  >> is for its part of the world.
  >>
  >> The Munda Languages consists of 21 chapters, and Introductory
  >> Chapter and
  >> a Preface. The book is divided into three parts. Part I presents
  >> synchronic descriptions of the eleven main Munda languages. Part II
  >> offers
  >> a range of sociolinguistic and literary/philological studies of the
  >> Munda
  >> languages, while Part III discusses an array of typological, a
  >> real, and
  >> comparative-historical topics in current Munda linguistics,
  >> presenting an
  >> assessment of past successes (and failures) in these domains, the
  >> status
  >> of current work, and suggested paths for future research.
  >> Product Details
  >>
  >>
  >> --
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  >> FB 7, Sprachwissenschaft
  >> Universität Osnabrück
  >> Neuer Graben 41
  >> D-49069 Osnabrück
  >> Germany
  >>
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