Role of media in language contact: a case study of Kashmiri and Urdu.

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Title: Role of media in language contact: a case study of Kashmiri and Urdu.
Author: Sheeba Hassan (Scholar); Dhar, Nazir Ahmad (Guide)
Abstract: The State of Jammu and Kashmir is inhabited by multilingual, multicultural, and multiethnic groups. The linguistic composition of the State is very complex and this linguistic complexity is enunciated by the fact that the state is inhabited by the speakers of three language families like Indo-Aryan, Dardic, and Tibeto-Burman. Some of the languages are Kashmiri, Shina, Kohistani etc (examples of Dardic) Dogri, Pahari, Punjabi, Goujri (examples of Indi-Aryan) Ladhakhi, Balti, Tibeti etc (examples of Sino-Tibetan), Burushaski,which is considered as language Isolate or orphan language is also spoken here by some Burshus. Apart from these, Urdu, non-aboriginal language, is the lingua franca and official language by means of which people of different speech communities communicate with each other particularly in the situation where communication becomes unintelligible. The speakers of these diverse and mutually unintelligible languages are socially situated in such a way that they have no option but exchange services and interact regularly with each other. English, a global language, serves the function of official language and language of education at present both in primary and higher education. The linguistic inventory of the state also includes the languages like Sanskrit and Persian. Both the languages have definite history in their placement in Kashmir. These languages serve particular social, cultural and religion functions. All the languages and varieties serve their domains of use, for example, language of media, language of education, language of business, language for international communication, language for administration, court etc. Interestingly, the aboriginal languages were always confined to their native speakers to the limits of the group. Mostly these languages have been restricted as language of home which is used in defined social situations in limited domains. Thus the mentioned varieties or languages almost never enjoyed the equal status.
Description: Digital copy of Ph.D thesis.
URI: http://dspaces.uok.edu.in/jspui//handle/1/1706
Date: 2016-04-30


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