Lesser-known languages of South Asia [electronic resource] : status and policies, case studies, and applications of information technology / edited by Anju Saxena, Lars Borin.Material type: TextSeries: Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs ; ; 175.Publication details: 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 LOC classification: P40.5.L562 | S645 2006ebOther classification: 18.90 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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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