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Linguistic Substrata in Sanskrit Texts

Edwin Bryant

in The Quest for the Origins of Vedic Culture: The Indo-Aryan Migration Debate

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137774
eISBN:
9780199834044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137779.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

An analysis is made of the evidence for a non-Indo-Aryan linguistic substratum in Sanskrit texts, which has remained perhaps the principal and (in the author’s view) the most persuasive reason ... More


Parts of speech in Kharia: a formal account 1

John Peterson

in Flexible Word Classes: Typological studies of underspecified parts of speech

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199668441
eISBN:
9780191748707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668441.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

In this study, Peterson begins by summarizing previous work on the South Munda language Kharia of eastern-central India, which shows that this language does not possess the familiar parts of speech ... More


Proper names, predicates, and the parts-of-speech system of Santali

Felix Rau

in Flexible Word Classes: Typological studies of underspecified parts of speech

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199668441
eISBN:
9780191748707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668441.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

Rau’s chapter discusses the parts-of-speech system of Santali, a North Munda language spoken in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. Santali and other North Munda languages are known for their flexible word ... More


Rituals of Legitimacy: Caste/Hegemony/Counter-Hegemony, c. 1800–1940

Biswamoy Pati

in Tribals and Dalits in Orissa: Towards a Social History of Exclusion, c. 1800-1950

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780199489404
eISBN:
9780199094592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489404.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

This chapter looks at the way in which colonial and the feudal ruling classes ritualized diverse aspects related to their interactions with the common people in order to tap their resources, while ... More


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