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Comparative Dravidian Linguistics: Current Perspectives

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This volume is a contribution both to comparative Dravidian studies and to the theory of language change and linguistic reconstruction. It makes available the author's most important published articles on Dravidian over the last forty years and includes a new and substantial introduction to the field. The book concludes with a survey of Dravidian language studies over the last thousand years and a critical account of work since 1950. Those articles reprinted in the work appear substantially unchanged, with ...
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Overview


This volume is a contribution both to comparative Dravidian studies and to the theory of language change and linguistic reconstruction. It makes available the author's most important published articles on Dravidian over the last forty years and includes a new and substantial introduction to the field. The book concludes with a survey of Dravidian language studies over the last thousand years and a critical account of work since 1950. Those articles reprinted in the work appear substantially unchanged, with individual comments.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198241225
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Bhadriraju Krishnamurti is Honorary Professor of Linguistics, University of Hyderabad. During his long academic career he has held many positions including most recently Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hyderabad (1986-93) and Tagore Professor of Linguistics at Osmania University (1962-88). In 1970 he was elected President of the Linguistic Society of India; in 1980 he was President of the Dravidian Linguistic Association; and in 1985 he was elected Honorary Member of the Linguistic Society of America. He has held several prestigious fellowships including Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University (1975-6); Tokyo University Centenary Fellow (1980); and Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (1999-2000). He has served on the editorial advisory boards of several international journals and book series. His own publications cover a wide range of themes such as lexicography, dialectology, language planning, literacy, etc.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
List of Figures
List of Maps
Preface
Acknowledgements
A Note on Transliteration and Symbols
List of Abbreviations
1 Alternations in Vowel Length in Telugu Verbal Bases: A Comparative Study 1
2 Alternations i/e and u/o in South Dravidian 29
3 Proto-Dravidian Z 42
4 Dravidian Personal Pronouns 76
5 Comparative Dravidian Studies 99
6 Dravidian Nasals in Brahui 121
7 Some Observations on Tamil Phonology of the 12th and 13th Centuries 127
8 Gender and Number in Proto-Dravidian 133
9 Sound Change: Shared Innovations vs. Diffusion 154
10 Areal and Lexical Diffusion of Sound Change: Evidence from Dravidian 160
11 On Diachronic and Synchronic Rules in Phonology: A Case from Parji 183
12 A Vowel-Lowering Rule in Kui-Kuvi 204
13 (With Lincoln Moses and Douglas Danforth) Unchanged Cognates as a Criterion in Linguistic Subgrouping 213
14 An Overview of Comparative Dravidian Studies since Current Trends in Linguistics (1969) [Ch. 5 above] 243
15 (With G. U. Rao) A Problem of Reconstruction in Gondi: Interaction between Phonological and Morphological Processes 261
16 The Emergence of the Syllable Types of Stems (C)VCC(V) and (C)VC(V) in Indo-Aryan and Dravidian: A Case of Convergence? 273
17 The Origin and Evolution of Primary Derivative Suffixes in Dravidian 284
18 Patterns of Sound Change in Drvidian 307
19 Evidence for a Laryngeal H in Proto-Dravidian 323
20 Regularity of Sound Change through Lexical Diffusion: A Study of s > h > [phi] in Gondi Dialects 345
21 Landmarks in Comparative Dravidian Studies in the Twentieth Century 370
Bibliography 383
Index 401
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