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Seven Grammars of the Dialects and Subdialects of the Bihari Language (In 3 Volumes)

George A. Grierson (Author)
Synopsis Bihari Grammar is a very valuable and rare grammar which was compiled by a great eminent linguist and philologist under the orders of the Government of Bengal. The grammar is in constant and urgent demand. No such document is available presently on the subject. Bihari Language is being spoken in the province of Bihar, in the eastern portion of the North western provinces and in the northern portion of the central provinces. It is a compendium grammar of the dialect of each district compiled by the author for official uise in thje state for government officers. No grammar of any of the dialect of Bihar has even been published except the Bhojpuri grammar of Mr. Beames. No other grammar meets the demand of Magadhi and Bhojpuri speaking parts of Bihar. This Grammar will no doubt meet demand of all. The grammar is a rare compilation and will be of great for all including Students and teachers of Bihari language.
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George A. Grierson

Sir George Abraham Grierson (January 7, 1851 -March 9, 1941) Irish linguistic language scholar and civil servant who conducted the Linguistic Survey of India (1898-1928), obtaining information on 364 languages and dialects. While a student of mathematics at Trinity College, Dublin, Grierson took prizes in Sanskrit and Hindi. Grierson went to Bengal in October 1873, wherein addition to carrying out his duties in a succession of government posts until 1898 – he devoted much time to language research. The first of his enormous out put of papers, reviews, and books appeared in 1877. One of his most important works is Seven Grammars of the Dialects and Subdialects of the Bihari Language (1883-87) reprinted by Gyan Publishing House, New Delhi. His research also extended to Hindi, the northwestern Dardic languages, and Kashmiri.

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Title Seven Grammars of the Dialects and Subdialects of the Bihari Language (In 3 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8178354519
length vi+48p.+viii+104p.+viii+147p.; xii+100p.+viii+102p.; xii+96p.+viii+90p.+viii+Appendix; Maps; 23cm.