The Sanskrit Language

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Title:The Sanskrit Language


Author:T. Burrow

Publisher:Motilal Banarsidass Publishers

Publish Year:2016

Edition:Reprint Edition

Cover:Hard Back



Remarks:Appendix, Bibliography and Index.


Size:146 x 224 mm


Price:USD 9.55

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  • The Sanskrit Language presents a systematic and comprehensive historical account of the developments in phonology and morphology. This is the only book in English which treats the structure of the Sanskrit language in its relation to the other Indo-European languages and throws light on the significance of the discovery of Sanskrit. It is this discovery that contributed to the study of the comparative philology of the Indo-European languages and eventually the whole science of modern linguistics. Besides drawing on the works of Brugmann and Wackernagel, Professor Burrow incorporates in this book material from Hittite and taking into account various verbal constructions as found in Hittite, he relates the perfect form of Sanskrit to it. The profound influence that the Dravidian languages had on the structure of the Sanskrit language has also been presented lucidly and with a balanced perspective. In a nutshell, the present work can be called, without exaggeration, a pioneering endeavour in the field of linguistics and Indology.

    T. Burrow

    Professor T. Burrow was an Indologist and the Boden Professor of Sanskrit at he University of Oxford from 1944 to 1976. He contributed to all the branches of philology, linguistics, and Dravidian studies. He was seminal thinker and collaborated with Professor M. Emeneau in the preparation of A Dravidian Etymological Dictionary a magnum opus in the study of Dravidian languages and Indology.
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