SARS 238/538 Spring Semester, 2004

Harold Schiffman, Instructor

Monographs on this list will be on reserve at Rosengarten Reserve of Van Pelt Library. Articles and other materials will be available as a course pack (in PDF format) and downloadable from the Blackboard site for this course.

  1. General and Historical Materials

    1. Andronov, Michail. 1966. Materials for a Bibliography of Dravidian Linguistics. Kuala Lumpur: Dept. of Indian Studies, Universiti Malaya. Available on-line here.

    2. Andronov, Mikhail. 1978. Sravnitel'naya Grammatika Dravidiiskikh Yazykov Moscow: Izdavel'stvo Nauka.

    3. Arden, A. H. 1942. A Progressive Grammar of Tamil. Madras: Christian Literature Society.

    4. Asher, R. E. 1982. Tamil. Lingua Descriptive Series, Vol. 7. Amsterdam: North Holland Publishing Co.

    5. Bloch, Jules. 1954 The Grammatical Structure of Dravidian Languages. Poona: Deccan College Handbook Series. [tr. of Structure grammaticale des langues Dravidiennes 1946]

    6. Burrow, T. and M. B. Emeneau. A Dravidian Etymological Dictionary. Second edition, 1984. Oxford, the Clarendon press.
      Preface, Contents, Introduction, Bibliography, pp. vii-xli.

    7. Caldwell, R. 1856 (rep. 1961). A Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian or South-Indian Family of Languages. Madras: University of Madras.

    8. Elfenbein, Josef. 1987. A Periplus of the ``Brahui Problem". Studia Iranica 16:215-233.

    9. Emeneau, M. B. 1967. `The South Dravidian Languages.' Journal of the American Oriental Society 87:365-413.

    10. Emeneau, M. B. 1995. `The Palatalizing Rule in Tamil-Malayalam and Telugu.' Journal of the American Oriental Society. Vol. 115:401-09.

    11. Hockings, Paul. 1996. Bibliographie générale sur les Monts Nilgiri de l'Inde du sud 1603-1996/A Comprehensive Bibliography for the Nilgiri Hills of Southern India, 1603-1996/ Eine umfassende Bibliographie der Nilgiri-Berge Suedindiens. Talence : DYMSET, Bordeaux: Université Michel de Montaigne, 1996. Series: Espaces tropicaux, no 14. Call No. Z3207.N55 H625 1996

    12. Schiffman, Harold. 1984. A Reference Grammar of Spoken Kannada. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

    13. Schiffman, Harold. 1999. A Reference Grammar of Spoken Tamil. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    14. Shanmugam, S. V. 1971. Dravidian Nouns (a comparative study). (Annamalai University Department of Linguistics, Publication No. 25.) Annamalainagar: Center of Advanced Study in Linguistics.

    15. Steever, Sanford B. 1988. The Serial Verb Formation in The Dravidian Languages Delhi: Matilal Banarsidass.

    16. Tolkaappiyam. The most ancient grammar of Tamil.

    17. Zvelebil, K. 1970. Comparative Dravidian Phonology. Mouton: the Hague.

    18. Zvelebil, K. 1982. `Tolkaappiyam Collatikaaram, Part II. Morphology-Syntax. Chapter II: On Case.' Journal of Tamil Studies 21, pp. 9-19.

    19. An up-to-date bibliography of Zvelebil's works may be found at this location

  2. Grammars of Dravidian LCTL's

    1. John Peterson's bibliography of seldom studied and endangered South Asian Languages, especially

    2. Lesser-known and/or studied Dravidian languages.

    3. Grammars of Selected Languages:

      Toda, Kota, Kolami, Kui, Kubi, Pengo-Malto, Brahui, Tulu, Coorg, etc. Check Van Pelt collection for our holdings.

  3. Art History and Architecture

    1. Branfoot, Crispin. (2002) "Expanding Form: The Architectural Sculpture of the South Indian Temple ca. 1500-1700," Artibus Asiae Vol. LXII, No. 2, pp. 189-245.

  4. Phonology; Lexical Phonology

    1. Bright, William O. ``The Dravidian Enunciative vowel," in Dravidian Phonological Systems. ed. H. F. Schiffman and C. M. Eastman ( Dravidian Phonological Systems . Seattle: Institute for Comparative and Foreign Area Studies and University of Washington Press, 1975.
    2. Christdas, Prathima. ``On Constraining the Power of Lexical Phonology: Evidence from Tamil." Proceedings of New England Linguistic Society 17:1987.
    3. Christdas, Prathima. The Phonology and Morphology of Tamil. Unpublished Cornell University Dissertation, 1988.
    4. Mohanan, K.P. The Theory of Lexical Phonology. Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory. Dordrecht: Reidel, 1986.
    5. Mohanan, K.P. and Tara Mohanan. ``Lexical Phonology of the Consonant System in Malayalam." Linguistic Inquiry 15(1984), 575-602.
    6. Mohanan, Tara. ``Syllable Structure in Malayalam." Linguistic Inquiry 20.4(1989): 589-625.
    7. Rajaram, S. 1972. Tamil Phonetic Reader Mysore: CIIL
      [CIIL Phonetic Reader Series; essentially represents the LT dialect.
    8. Schiffman, Harold F. ``The Ternary Contrast in Dravidian Coronal Stops." in Dravidian Phonological Systems. ed. H. F. Schiffman and C. M. Eastman. Seattle: Institute for Comparative and Foreign Area Studies and University of Washington Press, 1975.
    9. Schiffman, Harold F. and Carol M. Eastman, (eds.) Dravidian Phonological Systems. Seattle: Institute for Comparative and Foreign Area Studies and University of Washington Press, 1975.

    10. Schiffman, Harold F. `The Tamil Liquids.' In Berkeley Linguistics Society Vol. 6:100-110. (Emeneau Felicitation Volume.) Berkeley: Dept. of South and Southeast Asian Languages.
    11. Schiffman, Harold F. `Negation in Tamil: Semantic and Syntactic Aspects.' In P.J. Mistry (ed.), South Asian Review 6.3(1983):104-116.
    12. Schiffman, Harold F. ``Tamil Complex Negation Revisited." In Studies in Dravidian and General Linguistics: a Festschrift for Bh. Krishnamurti. ed. B. Lakshmi Bai and B. Ramakrishna Reddy. Pp. 176-187. Hyderabad: Centre of Advanced Study in Linguistics, Osmania University, 1988.
    13. Schiffman, Harold F. `` Deverbal Nominalization in Tamil." Paper presented to the American Oriental Society, New Orleans, March 1989, 1989.
    14. Schiffman, Harold F. 1993. ``Intervocalic V-deletion in Tamil: Its Domains and its Constraints." Journal of the American Oriental Society 113(4)513-528.

    15. Schiffman, Harold F. (1999) A Reference Grammar of Spoken Tamil. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press.

  5. Sociolinguistics

    1. Britto, Francis. Diglossia: A Study of the Theory with Application to Tamil. Washington: Georgetown University Press, 1986.
    2. Schiffman, Harold. 1985. `Deferential speech acts and the pragmatics of politeness in Tamil: From case to aspect.' In J. Fishman et al. (eds.), The Fergusonian Impact. Vol. II, Sociolinguistics and the Sociology of Language. pp. 23-33. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
    3. Schiffman, Harold. 1996. Language Policy and Linguistic Culture in Tamilnadu. Chapter 7 of Linguistic Culture and Language Policy. Routledge Politics of Language Series, Routledge: London and New York.

    4. Shapiro, Michael and Harold Schiffman. 1981. Language and Society in South Asia. Delhi: Matilal Banarsidass.

  6. Syntax, especially Aspectual Verbs

    1. Annamalai, E. 1985 The Dynamics of Verbal Extension in Tamil. Trivandrum: Dravidian Linguistics Association.
    2. Dale, Ian. 1975. Tamil Auxiliary Verbs. Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
    3. Schiffman, Harold. 1969. A Transformational Grammar of the Tamil Aspectual System. University of Washington Studies in Linguistics and Language Learning, Vol. VII. Seattle: University of Washington Department of Linguistics.
    4. Steever, Sanford B. 1983. A Study in Auxiliation: the Grammar of the Indicative Auxiliary Verb System of Tamil. Unpublished University of Chicago Ph.D. Dissertation.

  7. The Indian Linguistic Area

    1. Andronov, Mikhail. 1964. ``On the Typological Similarity of New Indo-Aryan and Dravidian." Indian Linguistics. 25.119-26.
    2. Bendix, Edward. 1974. ``Indo-Aryan and Tibeto-Burman Contact as Seen Through Nepali and Newari Verb Tenses." CCSAL , pp. 42-59.
    3. Bloch, Jules. 1924. ``Sanskrit et Dravidien." Bulletin de la Soci'et'e Linguistique de Paris 25:1.1-21.
    4. Bright, William O. 1966. ``Dravidian Metaphony." Lg. 42:2.311-22.
    5. Caldwell, R. 1856 (rep. 1961). A Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian or South-Indian Family of Languages. Madras: University of Madras.
    6. Chatterjee, S. K. 1953. ``The Indian Synthesis, and Racial and Cultural Intermixture in India." (Presidential Address) Proceedings and Transactions of the All-India Oriental Conference, 17th Session, Ahmedabad. Section III, pp. 22-60.
    7. Dimock, Edward C. 1957 ``Symbolic Forms in Bengali." Bulletin of the Deccan College Research Institute. 18.22-9.
    8. Elizarenkova, T. 1972. ``Influence of Dravidian Phonological System on Sinhalese." IJDL 1:2.126-37.
    9. Emeneau, Murray B. 1956. ``India as a Linguistic Area." Lg. 32:1.3-16.
    10. Emeneau, Murray B. 1974. ``The Indian Linguistic Area Revisited." CCSAL , pp. 92-134.
    11. Gair, James. 1976. ``The Verb in Sinhala, with some Preliminary Remarks on Dravidianization." IJDL 5:2-259-73.
    12. Masica, Colin N. 1974. Defining a Linguistic Area: South Asia. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
    13. Ramanujan, A.K. and C.N. Masica. 1969. ``Toward a Phonological Typology of the Indian Linguistic Area." Current Trends in Linguistics, V, (T. Sebeok, ed.) pp. 543-77. The Hague: Mouton.

    14. Readings on reserve for this course are located at this link in Rosengarten Reserve.

    [CCSAL: Stands for Contact and Convergence in South Asian Languages, special issue of International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics , 3:1 (1974). ]