This fifteenth volume of the People’s Linguistic Survey of India, The Languages of Kerala and Lakshadweep contextualises Kerala’s language wealth in its social ecology. This volume deals with Malayalam and provides a description of its linguistic features. The volume also looks into the other tribal languages of the state. Another sizeable section of the volume is devoted to the variant of Malayalam, Dweep Malayalam which is spoken in Lakshadweep, and which varies considerably from the language of the mainland.
M. Sreenathan is Head and Dean, Department of Linguistics, Thunchatchu Ezhuthachan Malayalam University, Vakkad, Kerala.
Joseph Koyipally is Associate Professor in Comparative Literature, University of Kerala.