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Sociolinguistics: A Guide to Language Problems in India

Snehamoy Chaklader (Author)
Synopsis Sociolinguistics – A guide to language problems in India contains a detailed analysis of the various aspects of language problem of India. Building on the theories of sociolinguistics and drawing extensive examples from a diversity of both historical and contemporary events of India and comparing them with similar situations in other parts of the world, the author identifies and evaluates the primary themes in studies of the relationship between language and society. The author treats the problems arising out of the multiplicity of languages in relation to nation building, Centre-State relations, linguistic minorities, in and out-migration, education etc. These problems are articulated in various forms of language movement. Considering the growing strength of the movements and demands and counter-demands of the ethnic groups, the author prescribes a comprehensive language planning for channelizing the various movements to the nation-building process.
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About the author

Snehamoy Chaklader

Dr. Snehamoy Chaklader was born at Dacca in Bangladesh in 1935 and received his higher education in Kolkata. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Calcutta in 1974. He has published a large number of books both in English and Bengali on Sociolinguistics, language politics, caste politics minority problems etc. Most of the books are the products of research projects supported by the UGC and the ICSSR. He has published several papers in scholarly journals and edited volumes. These papers were presented indifferent seminars and conferences held in the country and abroad. In 1985 he visited the former USSR under the Indo-USSR cultural exchange programme and delivered lectures on India’s language policy and planning to the Institute of Oriental Studies, and linguistics under the Academy of Science. He was invited the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1992to participate in an International workshop on ethno nationalism. He retired from his service in 1994. But he is still active in social research particularly in the field of environmental sociology.

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Title Sociolinguistics: A Guide to Language Problems in India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1990
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170991943
length xii+322p., Figures; Tables; Bibliography; Index; 22cm.