Linguistic Archaeology of South Asia by Franklin C. Southworth
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Linguistic Archaeology of South Asia
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Linguistic Archaeology of South Asia by Franklin C. Southworth

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This book brings together linguistic and archaeological evidence of South Asian prehistory. The author depicts and analyses the region, in particular the Indus Valley civilization, its links with neighbouring regions and its implications for social history. Each type of linguistic data is put into its socio-historical context. Consequently, the book is both a description of the unique methodology 'linguistic archaeology' and a treatment of South Asian linguistic data.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415333238
ISBN-10: 0415333237
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 26mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Franklin C. Southworth

Franklin C. Southworth completed his PhD in Linguistics at Yale University. Subsequently, he taught Linguistics and South Asian languages (Hindi, Urdu, Marathi, Nepali) in the South Asia Regional Studies Department of the University of Pennsylvania from which he retired in 1998. He spent over ten years in India doing fieldwork on Indo-Aryan (Marathi, Konkani, Hindi-Urdu) and Dravidian (Tamil, Malayalam) languages. His current research interest is SARVA (South Asian Residual Vocabulary Assemblage), an online dictionary of words of unknown origin in South Asian languages.

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