The People’s Linguistic Survey of India provides an overview of the extant and dying languages of India, as perceived by their speakers. It is the culmination of a nation-wide survey of languages, documented by linguists, writers, social activists and, most importantly, members of different speech communities. The work chronicles the evolution of these languages until 2011, and incorporates their socio-political and cultural dimensions. Critically, it encapsulates the world view of the speakers of the languages.
This volume attempts to bring to the reader the wealth of languages of Nagaland and contextualises them within contemporary linguistics. The languages surveyed are: a) Tenyidie group of languages and (b) Other Naga languages, such as Ao, Konyak, Phom, etc. The content of the survey is based entirely on structural bases, mainly, phonology, morphology and syntax. In an attempt to document these varieties of languages, this volume aspires to preserve the languages spoken in the state of Nagaland in this globalised world.
G. N. Devy is the chief editor of the PLSI series. He taught at the Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, till 1996 before leaving to set up the Bhasha Research Centre in Baroda and the Adivasi Akademi at Tejgadh. There, he worked towards conserving and promoting the languages and culture of indigenous and nomadic communities. Apart from being awarded the Padma Shri, he has received many awards for his work in literature and language conservation.
Duovituo Kuolie is Professor and Head, Department of Linguistics and Tenydie, Nagaland University. He is also the recipient of the Sahitya Akademi’s Bhasha Samman Award and the Governor’s (Nagaland) award.
Pratibha Bhattacharya has a Ph.D. in Linguistics from University of Delhi. Her areas of interest are sociolinguistics, phonetics and phonology. She has done research work on Hindi, English, Bangla and other Indian languages. She has taught Hindi to foreign students of Fulbright fellowship and for Hindi-Korean language teaching programmes of University of Delhi.
भारतीय भाषा लोक सर्वेक्षण The People's Linguistic Survey of India
राष्ट्रीय सम्पादक मंडल The National Editorial Collective
भारतीय भाषा लोक सर्वेक्षण (ग्रंथमाला) List of Volumes
मुख्य सम्पादकीय Chief Editor's Introduction
सम्पादकीय Introduction to the Volume
अनुवादकीय Translator's Note
पाठकों से निवेदन An appeal to the reader
सहयोगी लेखकों की सूची Contributors to the Volume
अकारादि क्रम में नागालैंड की भाषाओं के नाम List of Languages Covered in this Volume in alphabetical order
1. परिचय Introduction
भाग I - तेन्यीदि समूह की भाषाएँ
2. तेन्यीदि भाषा समूह The Tenyidie Group of Languages
I तेन्यीदि Tenyidie
II अंगामी Angami
III कुज़हाले Kuzhale
IV चोकरी Chokri
V ज़ेमे Zeme
VI पोचुरी Pochury
VII रेंगमा Rengma
VIII लियांग्लाद Lianglad
भाग II - अन्य नागा भाषाएँ
3. आओ Ao
4. कोन्याक Konyak
5. क्योन यी (लोथा) Kyon Yi/ Lotha
6. खियामन्यूगान Khiamniungan
7. छांग Chang
8. फोम Phom
9. संगतम Sangtam
10. स्यूमी Sümi
11. यिमचुंगरू Yimchungrü
परिशिष्ट I Appendix I
परिशिष्ट II Appendix II