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Lesser-known languages of South Asia [electronic resource] : status and policies, case studies, and applications of information technology / edited by Anju Saxena, Lars Borin.

Contributor(s): Saxena, Anju, 1959- | Borin, Lars | European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies (18th : 2004 : Lund, Sweden).
Material type: TextTextSeries: Trends in linguisticsStudies and monographs: 175.Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, c2006Description: 1 online resource (viii, 386 p.).ISBN: 9783110197785 (electronic bk.); 3110197782 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Linguistic minorities -- South Asia | Computational linguistics -- South Asia | Sociolinguistics -- South Asia | Communication and technology -- South Asia | South Asia -- Languages -- Variation | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Sociolinguistics | Talen | Taalminderheden | Zuid-Azi�e | Soziolinguistik | Minderheitensprache | S�udasienGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Lesser-known languages of South Asia.DDC classification: 306.440954 Other classification: 18.90 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Status of lesser-known languages in India / Udaya Narayana Singh -- Minority language policies and politics in Nepal / Mark Turin -- Language policy, multilingualism and language vitality in Pakistan / Tariq Rahman -- Vanishing voices: a typological sketch of Great Andamanese / Anvita Abbi -- Lisu orthographies and email / David Bradley -- Shina in contemporary Pakistan / Razwal Kohistani and Ruth Laila Schmidt -- The rise of ethnic conciousness and the politicization of language in west-central Nepal / Michael Noonan -- Why Ladakhi must not be written-Being part of the great tradition: another kind of global thinking / Bettina Zeisler -- The impact of technology on language diversity and multilingualism / E. Annamalai -- The impact of technological advances on Tamil language use and planning / Vasu Renganathan and Harry F. Schiffman -- Corpus-building for South Asian languages / Andrew Hardie ... [et al.] -- Digitized resources for languages of Nepal / Boyd Michailovsky -- Multimedia: a community-oriented information and communication technology / David Nathan and �Eva �A. Csat�o -- Language survival kits / Jens Allwood -- Grammatically based language technology for minority languages / Trond Trosterud -- Supporting lesser-known languages: the promise of language technology / Lars Borin -- Worrying about ethics and wondering about "informed consent": fieldwork from an American perspective / Colette Grinevald.
Summary: The increasing globalization and centralization in the world is threatening the existence of a large number of smaller languages. In South Asia some locally dominant languages (e.g., Hindi, Urdu, Nepali) are gaining ground beside English at the expense of.
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Partly based on presentations at a panel in connection with the 18th European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies, Lund University, 2004.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Status of lesser-known languages in India / Udaya Narayana Singh -- Minority language policies and politics in Nepal / Mark Turin -- Language policy, multilingualism and language vitality in Pakistan / Tariq Rahman -- Vanishing voices: a typological sketch of Great Andamanese / Anvita Abbi -- Lisu orthographies and email / David Bradley -- Shina in contemporary Pakistan / Razwal Kohistani and Ruth Laila Schmidt -- The rise of ethnic conciousness and the politicization of language in west-central Nepal / Michael Noonan -- Why Ladakhi must not be written-Being part of the great tradition: another kind of global thinking / Bettina Zeisler -- The impact of technology on language diversity and multilingualism / E. Annamalai -- The impact of technological advances on Tamil language use and planning / Vasu Renganathan and Harry F. Schiffman -- Corpus-building for South Asian languages / Andrew Hardie ... [et al.] -- Digitized resources for languages of Nepal / Boyd Michailovsky -- Multimedia: a community-oriented information and communication technology / David Nathan and �Eva �A. Csat�o -- Language survival kits / Jens Allwood -- Grammatically based language technology for minority languages / Trond Trosterud -- Supporting lesser-known languages: the promise of language technology / Lars Borin -- Worrying about ethics and wondering about "informed consent": fieldwork from an American perspective / Colette Grinevald.

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The increasing globalization and centralization in the world is threatening the existence of a large number of smaller languages. In South Asia some locally dominant languages (e.g., Hindi, Urdu, Nepali) are gaining ground beside English at the expense of.

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