Linguistic Archaeology of South Asia
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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1 The scope of linguistic archaeology
2 The South Asian linguistic scene
3 Prehistoric languages of South Asia
4 The social context of linguistic convergence
subgroups of IndoAryan
6 Historical implications of the innerouter hypothesis
7 Palaeobotanical and etymological evidence for the prehistory of South Asian crop plants
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Allchin Appendix archaeological Aryan Asian Austro-Asiatic Bangla bilingual Bloch borrowing Brahui CDIAL century BCE Chapter cognates convergence crop culture DEDR derived dialect diffusion discussion Dravidian languages Dravidian origin Dravidian words earlier early eastern Emeneau English Etymological evidence example Figure forms grammatical groups guages Gujarati Harappan Hindi Hindi–Urdu Historical/general India Indo-Aryan languages Indus Valley inferences innovations Iranian Konkan Krishnamurti lexical linguistic change Maharashtra Marathi Masica millet modern Munda Munda languages Neolithic NIA languages notes occur ODBL Oriya outer Pali Panjab period phonological place names possible Pradesh Prakrit prehistoric prob probably Proto-Dravidian Proto-Indo-Iranian Proto-South Dravidian PSD1 reconstructed reflexes region retroflex rice Rigveda Rojdi Sanskrit second millennium BCE Simmonds Sindh Sinhala social sociolinguistic South Asia Southern Neolithic Southworth speech community subgroup suffix suggests Tamil Telugu Thapar variation Vedic verb village vocabulary vowel Witzel Zide