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Tribal Languages of Ladakh (Part II)

 
D.D. Sharma (Author)
Synopsis The present volume on Tribal Languages of Ladakh is the second part of the Vol. VI of the series: Studies in Tibeto-Himalayan Languages. In the first part of it, which appeared in 1998, a detailed descriptive account of Brogskad, a little known language of the Dokpas of Brog-yul (Upper Sind Valley) has been presented and the descriptive analysis of the two other speeches of the Ladakh region, viz., Balti and Purki, are being presented in the forthcoming third part of it. The aim of this volume is to present a comprehensive account of Ladakhi, the principal language of the western Tibetan group of Himalayan languages. In it, besides a detailed synchronic account of Ladakhi, topics of linguistic, historical and cultural interest, such as, (a) Place of Ladakhi among the languages of the western Himalaya, (b) Inter-relationship among the languages of Ladakh region, vis-?-vis Tibetan, (c) Linguistics sub-stratum of Ladakhi, (d) Regional and Dialectal variations of Ladakhi, etc. too have been discussed at some length in the Introductory chapter. As such the importance of this volume is self-evident. Moreover, the detailed descriptive account of Ladakhi presented in this volume will not be of absorbing interest only to the students and scholars of descriptive linguistics, but also to those, who are interested in the historical, comparative and anthropological linguistics or in the socio-linguistic aspect of Ladakhi and other languages of the Tibetan-family.
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About the author

D.D. Sharma

Prof. D.D. Sharma (b. 1924) is a renowned scholar of Sanskrit and Linguistics. Besides a PhD in Sanskrit from the Benaras Hindu University, PhD and D.Litt in Linguistics from the Panjab University, Chandigarh - where he served or nearly 28 years - he holds diplomas in French, German and Persian. He also earned the highest Oriental title of Sahityacarya.

Prof. Sharma is well acquainted with nearly two dozen Indian and foreign languages and has to his credit 48 research volumes and scores of research papers on the subjects of different languages, cultures and literatures.

He was awarded the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship (1984-86) to undertake the linguistic survey of the Himalayan languages from Ladakh in the west to Bhutan in the east.

On his retirement (1989), he was awarded Emeritus Fellowship by the UGC for the completion of his 12-volume research project on Himalayan languages, of which 10 volumes have already appeared. He is also working on a 9-volume project on Socio-Cultural History of Uttarakhand, of which 5 volumes have already been published. His ambitious project, Cultural Encyclopaedia of Uttarakhand (5 Vols.) is also under preparation.

The present volume is an outcome of the research project for which he was awarded the Indira Gandhi Memorial Fellowship for the years 2001-2003 by IGNCA.

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Bibliographic information

Title Tribal Languages of Ladakh (Part II)
Author D.D. Sharma
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170998824
length xvi+175p., Tables; Appendix; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.