This volume contains 10 articles based on papers presented at the Linguistics sessions of the 13th World Sanskrit Conference (Edinburgh, July 2006) and shows the engagement of scholars with all aspects of Vedic Grammar, including phonology, inflectional and derivational morphology, syntax, semantics, lexicography, and stylistics. In many cases the articles constitute integral parts of long-term research projects of their authors that are ongoing even at this date of publication and therefore present the broad sweep of the field of Vedic linguistics as it is currently being practised.
The contributions include two on phonology (Kobayashi and Kummel), two on morphology (Garcia Ramon and Tucker), three on syntax (Bubenik, Hettrich, and Hock), one on the semantics of tense and aspect (Dahl), one on lexicography (Krisch), and one on stylistics (Klein). In several instances these papers fit integrally into the research agendas of their authors, representing parts of larger projects reflected in recent publications (Bubenik, Dahl, Garcia Ramon, Hettrich, Klein, Kobayashi) or deal with issues touched on repeatedly by their authors over a number of years (Hock). In one case (Krisch), the work announced has in the interim begun to
appear and represent a broad reflection of research projects currently underway in Sanskrit Linguistics. That all but one of the papers focus exclusively on Vedic is simply a reflection of the reality that in Western countries the study of Sanskrit has frequently been treated as an entr_e to Indo-European linguistics, and it is especially the oldest texts that have been mined for whatever nuggets they can yield relative to our understanding of the proto-language.
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Vol. I : Scientific Literature in Sanskrit - Eds. S.R. Sarma & Gyula Wojtilla
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About the Author(s)
Jared Klein is distinguished research Professor of Linguistics, Classics, and Germanic and Slavic Languages and Director of the Program in Linguistics at the University of Georgia. He is the author of numerous works on the language of the Rigveda, including The Particle u in the Rigveda (1978), Toward a Discourse Grammar of the Rigveda: Volume 1: Coordinate Conjunction (1985), On Verbal Accentuation in the Rigveda (1992), and is co-editor (with Kazuhiko Yoshida) of Indic Across the Millennia: From the Rigveda to Modern Indo-Aryan (2012), representing the proceedings of the Linguistic Section of the 14th World Sanskrit Conference, Kyoto, Japan, September 1-5, 2009. Since 1998 his work has centered in particular on stylistic repetition in the Rigveda.