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.
This volume discusses some interesting features of the languages spoken in the valleys, hills and terrains of Assam. It discusses features of Scheduled, Non-scheduled, and other languages of the state. The volume lists how these languages are in use in day-to-day life of the people there. It also includes folktales, folk songs to tell the reader about the rich culture of Assam.
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.
Bibha Bharali teaches Assamese at Gauhati University. Her interests include lexicography and dialectology of the Assamese language.
Banani Chakravarty teaches Assamese at Gauhati University. Her areas of interest include sociolinguistics and social history of the Assamese language.
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
List of Languages Covered in this Volume
PART I SCHEDULED LANGUAGES
PART II NON-SCHEDULED LANGUAGES
29. Sonowal Kachari
35. Tai Ahom
36. Tai Aiton
38. Tai Khamyang
39. Tai Phake
40. Tai Turung
PART III OTHER LANGUAGES
46. Arunachali Assamese
47. Mising Asamiya