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Title: The Yearbook of South Asian Languages and Linguistics 2006
Series Title: The Yearbook of South Asian Languages and Linguistics

South Asia is home to a large number of languages and dialects. The
considerable body of linguists working on this region have made significant
contributions to our understanding of language, society, and language in
society on a global scale. Despite this, there is as yet no recognized
international forum for the exchange of ideas amongst South Asian
linguists. The Yearbook of South Asian Languages and Linguistics is
designed to be just that forum. It brings together empirical and
theoretical research and serves as a testing ground for the articulation of
new ideas and approaches which may be grounded in a study of South Asian
languages but which have universal applicability. In the words of the
Editor-in-Chief, 'other than excellence and non-isolationism, we have no
agenda and no thematic priorities'. This pioneering series will interest
all those in the fields of sociolinguistics, language studies, grammar,
literature and sociology.

From the Contents:

Commentum Editoris

A. Articles

Elena Bashir
Change in Progress: Negation in Hindi and Urdu

Elabbas Benmamoun and Rajesh Kumar
The Overt Licensing of NPIs in Hindi

Shishir Bhattacharja
Reduplication in Bengali

Annie Montaut
Mirative Meanings as Extensions of Aorist in Hindi/Urdu 71

Terry Varma
Some Aspects of the Meaning of the Hindi Particle hii 87

B. Regional Reports,

Reviews and Abstracts

Regional Reports

Elena Bashir
Pakistan: Research and Developments in Linguistics and Language Study

Omar N. Koul
Linguistic Studies on Kashmiri

Yogendra P. Yadava
Linguistic Activities in Nepal (1999–2004)


Rajeshwari V. Pandaripande, Sociolinguistic Dimensions of Marathi:
Multilingualism in Central India
by Francesco Gardani

Wali Kashi, Marathi
by Leena Kelkar-Stephan

Bernhard Hurch (ed.), Studies on Reduplication
by Lionel Wee

Paul St-Pierre and Prafulla C. Kar (eds.), In Translation: Reflections,
Refractions, Transformations
by Carmen Wickramagamage

C. Dialogue

Probal Dasgupta
Language Policies and Lesser-Known Languages in India

Stephen Moran
The Baby in the ARSA Bathwater: A Response to Dasgupta

D. Announcements

The Gyandeep Prize


Notes on Contributors

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Subject Language(s): Bengali
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9783110186611
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 224
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