Multilingual Education in South and Southeast Asia

South Asia Sociolinguistics Bibliography

Spring 2005, Monday 2:00 - 4:00
H. Schiffman, Instructor



South Asia Sociolinguistics Reading List

These readings fall into a number of categories: works concerned directly with South Asia (these are marked in boldface in the list; works dealing with issues concerning South Asia, but also pertinent to other parts of the world; works of a general sociolinguistic nature, with implications for South Asia; works concerned with some part of South Asia only. No one is expected to read all of these but to use them as they seem fit. The bibliography in Shapiro and Schiffman is also a good reference guide. A request has been made to designate a carrel in the South Asia Reading Room in Van Pelt Library for this course and these readings. Please check with the Bibliographer there, Dr. David Nelson (8-7460)
Author(s) Title Details Call Nos., Location
Breton, Roland. Geolinguistics: Language Dynamics and Ethnolinguistic Geography.Ottawa U. Press, 1991 P375.B7513
Breton, Roland Atlas of the languages and ethnic communities of South Asia, 1997 Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press PK1541 .A1 1997
Bright, Wm. (ed.) Sociolinguistics.Mouton, 1971 VPSTX
UNESCO Bibliographie Linguistique Van Pelt REFSTX Z7001.B5
Coulmas, Florian. The Handbook of Sociolinguistics 1997 P40.H3426 1996
Das Gupta, J. Language Conflict and National Development. 1970 JQ 220 L3 D349
Das Gupta, J. Language Politics and Group Process in India. Library JQ 220 L3 D35
Fishman, J. (ed.) Readings in the Sociology of Language.1968, repr. 1972 P41 F53 1966a
Hamers and Blanc Bilinguality and bilingualism Cambridge U. P. P115.H3613 1989
India, G. of Commission for Linguistic Minorities, Annual Reports, 1965/6, 1969-70 JQ220 L3 A3
India, G. of Report of the Official Language Commission. New Delhi, 1957 491 In2r
Indian Institute of Advanced Study Language and Society in India Simla PK 1502 L35
Kloss, H. and McConnell, C.G. Introduction, Linguistic Composition of the Nations of the World ICRB, pp. 30-40 Van Pelt Ref. P128.S8 U5 1974 V. I
Khubchandani, Lachman M. Plural Languages, Plural Cultures Communication, Identity, and Socio-
political Change in Contemporary India. 1983
East-West Center, U. of Hawaii Press. P40.45.I4k5
Khubchandani, Lachman M. Language, education, social justice Poona : Centre for Communication Studies, 1981. Rosengarten Reserve, P41 .K487  
Krishnamurti, Bh. Language, Education and Society on order  
National Geographic Society Peoples of South Asia 1984 not in Van Pelt
Nayar, Baldev National Communication and Language Policy in India. VPSTX JQ 220
Paulston, C. B. (ed.) International Handbook of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education. Greenwood Press P 115 I58 1988
Potter, Karl Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies. VPSTXB 131 E5 1983 v. 1- 4
Ramaiah, L.S. Tamil Language and Linguistics T. R. Publications, 1994. PL4603.I58 1994
Ramanathan, Vai The English-Vernacular Divide: Post colonial Language Politics and Practice Multilingual Matters, 2005. ISBN: 1853597694, $ 29.95
Rahman, Tariq Language, Education and Culture. Oxford and New York : Oxford University Press, and Sustainable Development Policy Institute 1999.
Rahman, Tariq Language, Ideology and Power: Language-learning among the Muslims of Pakistan and North India. Karachi and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.
Shapiro, M. and Schiffman, H. Language and Society in South Asia. 1981 Matilal Banarsidass, Delhi S58.S43 1981
Schiffman, H. ``Diglossia, Triglossia and Language Shift: Some cases and Comparisons." IJSL 1993 XP
Schiffman, H. Linguistic Culture and Language Policy. Routledge 1996 Van Pelt Rsrv.
Watts, R. Multicultural Societies and Federalism. Royal Bi and Commission, Information Canada, 1971JL 27.W 36
Weinreich, Uriel Languages in Contact. 1953, reprinted 2228371.98.433l


Harold F. Schiffman, , last modified Sept. 19, 2004.