This is the first volume of a study of Panini's work, its antecedents. and the traditions of interpretation and analysis to which it gave rise. This revised second editon included the text of Panini's Astadhyayi with indications of changes that were introduced to this text and a discussion concerning such changes. Subsequent volumes take up in full detail issues of interpretation, method, and theory associated with the Astadhyayi. This first volume is meant to provide a basic for such detailed discussions.
About the Author:
George Cardona is Professor (emeritus) of Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of several works on Sanskrit grammar (vyakarana), principally in the Paninian tradition, on the history of Indo-Aryan languages, and Gujarati.