Lesser-known languages of South Asia: Status and Policies, by Anju Saxena, Lars Borin

By Anju Saxena, Lars Borin

We don't today understand how the language scenario in a multilingual quarter akin to South Asia might be stricken by sleek details and communique applied sciences: Will linguistic range be bolstered or weakened as they turn into more and more generic in all walks of existence? In an try to tackle this question, this quantity brings jointly articles on South Asian descriptive linguistics and sociolinguistics, documentary linguistics, problems with highbrow and cultural estate and fieldwork ethics, and language expertise. Our goal in doing this is often to supply the reader with a few easy wisdom in regards to the difficulties concerned and a few instructions from which recommendations will be drawing close.

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The original aim of naming some languages in the Constitution seemed to be to prepare a list of languages to be used in administration, expression of science and technology in independent India. M. Satyanarayana, a member of the Drafting Committee on the Language Resolution (with the permission of Jawaharlal Nehru) prepared a list of 12 languages – Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi and Kashmiri. Nehru added Urdu as the thirteenth language to the list.

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