The Central Institute of Indian Languages was established on July 17, 1969
with an aim to help evolve and implement language policy of the Govt. of
India and co-ordinate the work of various institutions in India and abroad
with regard to the development of Indian languages. In order to achieve the
objectives the Institute conducts various projects and programmes. The
research work conducted by the institute is of diverse nature, which includes
linguistic studies of different Indian languages, the preparation of basic
language teaching and learning materials.
The Institute has prepared several bibliographies on different subjects
for the use of researchers. The present work entitled Kashmiri Language
Linguistics and Culture: An Annotated Bibliography presents a survey of
prominent works related to the subject under different sections. All the
prominent works have been listed with annotations. In the beginning of each
chapter a brief survey of the section is presented which is followed by listing
of the prominent works on the subjects with annotations wherever required.
The book is primarily aimed for the use of researchers and students of
Kashmiri language linguistics, literature and culture. It is hoped that
researchers, teachers, students and general readers will find this book useful.
There is an increasing interest in linguistic research work on Kashmiri and
in the teaching and learning of Kashmiri as a second or foreign language
in India and abroad. Bibliographical references are essential for any kind
of serious research. The present work provides annotated bibliographical
references of the available source materials in different areas of Kashmiri
language, linguistics, culture, and literature.
The references included in this bibliography have been collected
from both direct and secondary sources. I would like to thank different
scholars of Kashmiri language, linguistics and literature who have
responded to my request and sent me information regarding their work.
I would like to thank Dr. Ruth Laila Schmidt who has co-compiled with
me Kohistani to Kashmiri: An Annotated Bibliography of Dardic
Languages earlier (ILS, Patiala 1983). In that work, Dr. Schmidt had prepared
annotations regarding Shina, Kohisty6é and other minor languages of the
Dardic group. I was primarily responsible for preparing the entries related
to the Kashmiri language. The bibliography under reference is out of print,
and requires revision before it is reprinted. Both of us are working on it,
and hope to bring it out soon. I have used some of the earlier annotations
related to the Kashmiri language in the present book. Of course, a large
number of entries have been added to those and annotated.
I have tried to include most of the relevant references which have
come to my notice and were available for study. I hope that the teachers,
students and researchers of Kashmiri language, linguistics, culture and
literature will find the present bibliography useful. Suggestions for its
improvement and also information regarding other important references
for inclusion in its next edition will be welcomed.
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