The Munda Languages
Edited by Gregory D.S. Anderson
Routledge – 2014 – 783 pages
Series: Routledge Language Family Series
The Munda group of languages of the Austroasiatic family are spoken within central and eastern India by almost ten million people. To date, they are the least well-known and least documented languages of the Indian subcontinent.
This unprecedented and original work draws together a distinguished group of international experts in the field of Munda language research and presents current assessments of a wide range of typological and comparative-historical issues, providing agendas for future research.
Representing the current state of Munda Linguistics, this volume provides detailed descriptions of almost all of the languages in the family, in addition to a brief chapter discussing the enigmatic Nihali language.
Part I Synchronic descriptions of the eleven main Munda Languages Part II Sociolinguistic and literary studies of the Munda Languages Part III Typological, Areal and Comparative-historical topics in current Munda languages
Gregory D. S. Anderson is Director of the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages. His key publications include The Munda Verb: Typological Perspectives (2007)and Language Contact in South Central Siberia (2005).