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The Languages of Mizoram - Volume 20, Part 2-People's Linguistic Survey of India
G. N. Devy and Lalnunthangi Chhangte
Price
1415.00
ISBN
9789352871940
Language
English
Pages
260
Format
Hardback
Dimensions
180 x 240 mm
Year of Publishing
2018
Territorial Rights
World
Imprint
Orient Blackswan
  • The People’s Linguistics Survey of India tries to give an idea of the extant and dying languages of India.
  • It is the outcome of a nationwide survey of languages that has been documented by linguists, writers, social activists, and members of different speech communities.
  • The Languages of Mizoram documents all the major languages—along with their varieties that are spoken in the state.
  • The main objective of this volume is to bring all the extant languages of Mizoram into focus and attempt to preserve them in their authenticity.

G. N. Devy is the chief editor of the PLSI series. He taught at the Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, till 1996 before leaving to set up the Bhasha Research Centre in Baroda and the Adivasi Akademi at Tejgadh, where he worked towards conserving and promoting the languages and culture of indigenous and nomadic communities. Apart from being awarded the Padma Shree, he has received many awards for his work in literature and language conservation.

Lalnunthangi Chhangte is a linguist, specialising in the Tibeto-Burman languages of Northeast India. She has published several articles and contributed to books on the Mizo language, both in English and Mizo. She is engaged in documenting the extant and endangered languages of the region and also helps in publishing dictionaries, readers (or primers) and other literature. She is a life member of INTACH, Mizoram chapter.

The People’s Linguistic Survey of India
The National Editorial Collective
List of Volumes
Acknowledgements
Foreword
A Nation Proud of Its Language Diversity: Chief Editor’s Introduction
Political Map of Mizoram
Compilation of the Volume
Contributors to the Volume
An Appeal to Readers
Proportionate Representation of Languages in Mizoram
List of Languages Covered in this Volume
Abbreviations

1. Introduction

PART I: MIZO AND OTHER IMPORTANT LANGUAGES
2. Mizo
3. Chakma
4. Lai
5. Mara
6. Bru

PART II: ENDANGERED LANGUAGES
7. Ralte
8. Pang
9. Bawm
10. Tlanglau

PART III: LANGUAGES OF THE NEIGHBOURING STATES
11. Hmar
12. Paite

PART IV: LANGUAGES OF NEIGHBOURING MYANMAR
13. Matu
14. Falam
15. Burmese

Index

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