Home Page of Franklin C. Southworth
Professor Emeritus of South Asian Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania
Forthcoming Proto-Dravidian Agriculture, to appear in a volume of papers from the 7th ESCA Round Table Conference held at Kyoto in June 2005 (download PDAgriculture.pdf)
2005 Linguistic archaeology of South Asia, London: Routledge-Curzon (for the Table of Contents and chapter summaries, download LASAcontents.pdf)
2005 Prehistoric implications of the Dravidian element in the NIA lexicon, with special reference to Marathi, International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics 34.1.17-28 (download DravidianElement.pdf)
SARVA (South Asian Residual Vocabulary Assemblage) Project
The SARVA Project is a research tool in the form of an online, ongoing etymological dictionary, whose ultimate goal is to assemble all words showing early language contact among the (known and unknown) languages of the subcontinent, in order to provide data for the reconstruction of the history of language contact in the region, from the time of the earliest knowable South Asian linguistic strata, including inferences regarding the locations of these strata in time and space. The Project can be accessed at http://www.aa.tufs.ac.jp/sarva/. A description of the Project is available here (download SARVA.pdf).
PUBLICATIONS (Franklin C. Southworth)
A. SOUTH ASIAN LANGUAGES:
2005 Linguistic archaeology of South Asia, London: Routledge-Curzon
2005 Prehistoric implications of the Dravidian element in the NIA lexicon, with special reference to Marathi, Intl. Jl. of Dravidian Linguistics 34.1.17-28
1995 Reconstructing social context from language: Indo-Aryan and Dravidian prehistory, in The Indo-Aryans of ancient South Asia (ed. G. Erdosy). Walter de Gruyter
1992 South Asian emblematic gestures, in Dimensions of South Asia as a sociolinguistic area (ed. E. Dimock et al.), New Delhi: Oxford & IBH
1990 The reconstruction of prehistoric South Asian language contact, in The uses of linguistics (ed. E. Bendix), New York: New York Academy of Sciences
1989 (with Walter Fairservis). Linguistic archaeology and the Indus Valley culture, in Old problems and new perspectives in the archaeology of South Asia (ed. J. Kenoyer), University of Wisconsin, Madison
1988 Ancient economic plants of South Asia: linguistic archaeology and early agriculture, pp. 649-68 in Languages and cultures: studies in honor of Edgar C. Polome (ed. M. A. Jazayery and W. Winter), Mouton de Gruyter
1985 The social context of language standardization in India, Language of Inequality (ed. N. Wolfson & J. Manes) 225-41, Mouton & Co.
1982 Dravidian and Indo-European: the neglected relationship, International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics 11.1.1-21
1979 Lexical evidence for early contacts between Indo-Aryan and Dravidian, in Aryan and non-Aryan in India (ed. M. Deshpande & P. Hook), Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Michigan.
1978 Language and mass communication in India, in Mass culture, language and arts in India (ed. M. L. Apte), Bombay: Popular PrakashanOn the need for qualitative data to supplement language statistics some proposals based on the Indian census, Indian Linguistics 39.136-54
1977 Functional aspects of linguistic heterogeneity, in Indian Bilingualism (ed. P. G. Sharma & S. Kumar), Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra
1976 Cereals in South Asian prehistory: a look at the linguistic evidence, in Ecological backgrounds of South Asian prehistory (ed. K. Kennedy & G. Possehl), South Asia Program, Cornell UniversityThe verb in Marathi and Konkani, International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics 5.2.298-326On subgroups in Dravidian, International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics 5.1.114-37
1975 Sociolinguistic research in south India: achievements and prospects, in Essays on South India (ed. Burton Stein), Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.
1974 (with M. L. Apte) Contact and Convergence in South Asian Languages (Special publication of the International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics), Trivandrum, South IndiaLinguistic stratigraphy of North India, in Contact and convergence in South Asian languages, pp. 201-23 (see previous item).
1972 Some problems in defining 'standard' language in India, England, and the United States, in Proceedings of the Conference on Dravidian Linguistics. Dravidian Linguistic Association, Trivandrum
1971 Detecting prior creolization: an analysis of the historical origin of Marathi, in Pidginization and creolization of languages (edited by Dell Hymes), Cambridge University Press.
1969 Marathi, in Trends in Linguistics V, Mouton & Co., The Hague 9.
1967 On subgroups in Dravidian, International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics 5.1.114-37Nepali Transformational Structure: A Sketch, Deccan College, Poona
1961 The Marathi verbal sequences and their co-occurrences, Language 37.201-83
B. GENERAL LINGUISTICS:
1990 Linguistic and social processes in linguistic diffusion, in Languages in contact (ed. Maya Bratanic et al.) Institute of Linguistics, University of Zagreb, Yugoslavia“Contact and interference" and "Synchronic manifestations of language change", in Research guide on language change (ed. E. Polome), Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin & New York
1980 Indian bilingualism: some educational and linguistic implications, Studies in child language and multilingualism (ed. V. Teller & S. J. White) The New York Academy of Sciences
1979 Sociolinguistic variation and semantic structure: the case of Tamil KaRi, in Language and Society Anthropological Issues (ed. W. McCormack & S. Wurm). Mouton
1974 (with C. J. Daswani) Foundations of linguistics. The Free PressLinguistic masks for power: some relationships between semantic and social change, Anthropological Linguistics 16.177-91 17.
1971 Some sociolinguistic implications for genetic classification of languages, in Proceedings of the first all-India conference of linguists. Deccan College, Poona
1967 A model of semantic structure, Language 43.342-61 8. 15.
1964 Family-tree diagrams in comparative linguistics, Language 40.557-65 4.
1954 French elements in the Luxembourg dialect, Bulletin linguistique et ethnologique, Luxembourg, pp. 1-20
C. LANGUAGE TEACHING MATERIALS AND LANGUAGE PEDAGOGY:
1996 On the place of nonverbal communication in language pedagogy, in The teaching and acquisition of South Asian languages (ed. V. Gambhir). University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia(with S. K. Gambhir & V. Gambhir) Communication-oriented materials for intermediate Hindi, South Asia Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
1987 njf[ idwjjAN njA ljogj (New Directions, New People), a series of twenty videotaped episodes for instruction in Hindi-Urdu, produced by Riverbank Studio, New Delhi, under the overall supervision of F. C. Southworth
1971 The Student's Hindi-Urdu Reference Manual, University of Arizona Press.
1965 (with N.B. Kavadi) Spoken Marathi Part I, University of Pennsylvania Press(with N.B. Kavadi) Spoken Marathi Part II, South Asian Institute;University of Pennsylvania