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Panini: His Work and Its Traditions (Volume I: Background and Introduction)

 
George Cardona (Author)
Synopsis This is the first volume of a study of Panini's work, its antecedents, and the traditions of interpretation and analysis to which it gave rise.  This revised second edition includes the text of Panini's Astadhyayi with indications of changes that were introduced to this text of Panini's Astadhyayi with indications of changes that were introduced to this text and a discussion concerning such changes.  Subsequent volumes take up in full detail issues of interpretation, method, and theory associated with the astadhyayi.  This first volume is meant to provide a basis for such detailed discussions.  Tot his end, the author describes briefly the structure of the Astadhyayi with its ancillaries, outlines Panini's derivational system, and considers in general the principles that guided Panini in composing his grammar in the way he did as well as the grounds on which he arrived at the particular basic forms with which he operates in his derivational system.
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George Cardona

George Cardona was born in New York City in 1936. He received a doctorate in Linguistics, specializing in comparative Indo-European, from Yale University in 1960. In India, he studied Paninian grammatical works and texts in other sastras with Jagannath S. Pade Shastri of Vadodara (Baroda), Ambika Prasad Upadhyaya, K.S. Krishnamurti Shastri of Chennai (Madras), and Raghunatha Sharma of Varanasi and Chhata. Since 1960 he has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is Professor of Linguistics. He has also taught at several other universities as a visiting professor, He was a fellow of the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioural Sciences, Palo Alto, in 1971-1972, and was Collitz Professor at the summer institute of the Linguistic Society of America at University of Illinois in 1978. He is a past president of the American Oriental Society (1989-90) and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.

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Title Panini: His Work and Its Traditions (Volume I: Background and Introduction)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 2nd Revised ed.
Language: English
isbn 8120804198
length lxiv+762p., Index; 26cm.