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Essays on Panini

Essays on Panini
$15.00
Item Code: IDF627
Author: D. D. MAHULKAR
Publisher: Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla
Language: English
Edition: 1998
ISBN: 8185952574
Pages: 83
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.2" X 5.4"
weight of the book: 92 gms
About the Book

Essays on Panini is a collection of papers presented at the "Colloquim on Panini" held at te Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla during May 1995. the papers investigate the formal principles adopted or devised by Panini in his grammatical study of Sanskrit leading on to a systemic presentation of the complex data of a natural language and taking the first steps to formalization long before such a procedure came to be known to the Greeks and Europeans. Though a large amount of writing on Panini has been done to explain his methods it has been restricted to piecemeal treatment of the rules and the derivation involved in his famous Astadhyayi. It is perhaps for the first time that in this volume we have an overall view of Panini's formal methodology.

The essay presented here will be of great help not only to scholars of Sanskrit grammar but also to those who adopt the meta-linguistic procedures of Panini for investigating the algorithmic structures of natural languages by means of computer programmes.

About the Author

He began his career as a lecturer in English at the Baroda College in 1946 and later on became the Head of the Department of Linguistics at the M.S. University of Baroda.

He was a Fellow of the Institute During 1989-91. His book Methodology and Socio-Historical Linguistics was published by the Institute in 1996.

CONTENTS

Preamble 7
Inaugral Address
Mirinal Miri
9
Welcome
D. D. Mahulkar
11
PAPERS
Panini in a New Setting
D. D. Mahulkar
13
Formalization of Grammar: Paninian Techniques
H.S. Aanathanarayana
26
Vivaksa-Its Role in Knowledge Representation
Siniruddha dash
37
The Para Principle in Panini Astadhyayi
S.D. Joshi
43
Impact of Panini on Indo-European Comparative Grammar 59
On P. 1.4.2. vipratisedhe param karyam
J.A.F. Roodbergen
68
Economy and Generalization in Panini Grammar
Sorja Bhate
76
Participants 83

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