By Debi Prasanna Pattanayak
"Multilingualism in India" is a demanding and stimulating examine of the character and constitution of multilingualism within the Indian subcontinent. India, with 1652 mom tongues, among 2 hundred and 7 hundred languages belonging to 4 language households, written in ten significant script platforms and a bunch of stripling ones represents multilingualism remarkable within the democratric global. With 4 thousand castes and groups and equivalent variety of spiritual faiths and cults, its multilingualism suits its pluriculturalism. The articles during this ebook speak about sociology, psychology, pedagogy and demographic facets of multilingualism. they bring about out a number of the salient difficulties of literacy in a multilingual international and provides a language making plans standpoint. the quantity ends with a dialogue on language and social id. In a multilingual kingdom like India many languages are together supportive and supplement each other. Identities are layered and bigger identities surround the smaller ones with out soaking up them. This social record will charm both to linguists, social scientist and educators, whereas supplying new insights to all these drawn to alterations between social teams and the way communique in numerous settings unite them. it's going to allow the reader to go into into the school room, a tribal domestic, and contexts during which multilingual discourses happen and comprehend the deeply ingrained language behavior, values, and attitudes.
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Their attitudinal urge for cultural identity may be expressed in favour of maintenance of the language. Thus one could find situations where (a) retention of mother tongue is perceived to be impeding social mobility and therefore generates linguistic insecurity, and (b) where social upward mobility provides linguistic security and a favourable attitude towards retention or revival of mother tongue. These are related to (a) where loss of mother tongue does not loosen ethnic cohesion. Although mother tongue is given up in the name of communication efficiency and social mobility, emotional attachment to the group is maintained.
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I, Pt. I. Delhi: Motilal Banarasi Dass (Reprint, 1967). ISHWARAN, K. 1969, Multilingualism in India. ) Studies in Multilingualism (pp. 122-50). Leiden: E. J. Brill. 88, P. M. Launches Compaign. Delhi. KHUBCHANDANI, L. M. 1978, Distribution of contact languages in India. In J. A. ) Advances in the Study of Societal Multilingualism (pp. 553-85). The Hague: Mouton Publishers. KLOSS, H. & MCCONNELL, G. D. 1984, Linguistic Composition of the Nations of the World: 5: Europe and the USSR. International Centre for Research on Bilingualism, Les Presses de l'Université' Laval, Quebec.