The Languages of Karnataka, Volume 14, Part II - People’s Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI)
G. N. Devy (Chief Editor), Rajeshwari Maheshwaraiah and H. M. Maheshwaraiah (Eds.)
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Karnataka has been home to some of the most powerful empires of ancient and medieval India. As a result, this state is a melting pot of people, cultures and languages, and this makes it a unique case study. This volume of the People’s Linguistic Survey of India, The Languages of Karnataka (volume fourteen, part two), discusses the Tribal, Scheduled and Non-Scheduled languages spoken in the state, with examples of folktales, folk songs and vocabulary lists for a better understanding of the languages in use. The volume is an excellent resource for students and readers interested in studying the interface of Dravidian and Modern Indo-Aryan languages.

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. There, 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.

Rajeshwari Maheshwaraiah taught Linguistics at the Karnatak University, Dharwad, of which she was the principal during its centenary year. She is a notable poet and writer in Kannada and has been President of the Dharwad Sahitya Parishad. She has lectured in several countries and participated in several conferences on literature as well as linguistics.

H.M. Maheshwaraiah was Professor (Linguistics) at the Karnataka University, Dharwad. He was Secretary and President of the Folklore Society of South India and also Vice Chancellor of the newly created Central University at Kalaburagi where he played a crucial role in setting up its campus. He received numerous awards in India and abroad and has left a deep impact on the study of endangered languages of Karnataka.

The People’s Linguistic Survey of India
The National Editorial Collective
List of Volumes
A Nation Proud of Its Language Diversity: Chief Editor’s Introduction
Introduction to the Volume
Contributors to the Volume
An Appeal to Readers
List of Languages Covered in the Volume

1. Kannada
2. Konkani
3. Byari
4. Dakkhani
5. Kodava
6. Pattegar
7. Sanketi
8. Tulu
9. Badaga
10. Betta Kuruba
11. Gorboli
12. Gouli
13. Hakki Pikki
14. Irula
15. Koracha
16. Koraga
17. Siddi
18. Soliga
19. Yerava

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