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LINGUIST List 17.3343

Wed Nov 15 2006

Books: Language Description: Krishnamurti

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Joyce Reid, The Dravidian Languages: Krishnamurti

Message 1: The Dravidian Languages: Krishnamurti
Date: 07-Nov-2006
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: The Dravidian Languages: Krishnamurti

Title: The Dravidian Languages
Series Title: Cambridge Language Surveys
Published: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Author: Bhadriraju Krishnamurti
Paperback: ISBN: 0521025125 Pages: 573 Price: U.S. $ 75.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521025125 Pages: 573 Price: U.K. £ 43.00

The Dravidian languages are spoken by over 200 million people in South Asia
and in Diaspora communities around the world, and constitute the world's
fifth largest language family. It consists of about 26 languages in total
including Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu, as well as over 20
non-literary languages. In this book, Bhadriraju Krishnamurti, one of the
most eminent Dravidianists of our time, provides a comprehensive study of
the phonological and grammatical structure of the whole Dravidian family
from different aspects. He describes its history and writing systems,
discusses its structure and typology, and considers its lexicon. Distant
and more recent contacts between Dravidian and other language groups are
also discussed. With its comprehensive coverage this book will be welcomed
by all students of Dravidian languages and will be of interest to linguists
in various branches of the discipline as well as Indologists.

1. Introduction;
2. Phonology: descriptive;
3. The writing systems of the literary languages;
4. Phonology: historical and comparative;
5. Word formation: roots, stems, formatives, derivational suffixes and
nominal compounds;
6. Nominals: nouns, pronouns, numerals and time and place adverbs;
7. The verb;
8. Adjectives, adverbs and clitics;
9. Syntax;
10. Lexicon;
11. Conclusion;

Linguistic Field(s): Language Description
Language Family(ies): Dravidian

Written In: English (eng )

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