Indo-Iranian languages and peoples
- edited by Nicholas Sims-Williams.
- Oxford : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2002.
- Physical description
- 296 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
- Proceedings of the British Academy 116.
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Hunting the hapax: Sir Harold W. Bailey (1899-1996)-- Archaeological Models and Asian Indo-Europeans-- The Nuristani Languages-- Gandhari and the Other Indo-Aryan Languages in the Light of Newly-Discovered Karosthi Manuscripts-- Pali and the Languages of Early Buddhism-- The Vocabulary of Buddhist Sanskrit: Problems and Perspectives-- The Avestan Language and its Problems-- Scythian Elements in Old Iranian-- Regional Interaction in Central Asia and Northwest India in the Kidarite and Hephthalite Periods-- Ancient Afghanistan and its Invaders: Linguistic Evidence from the Bactrian Documents and Inscriptions-- Tocharian and Indo-Iranian: Relations between Two Linguistic Areas-- Professor Sir Harold Bailey: An Appreciation.
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The exciting recent developments in our understanding of the history of the Indo-Iranian languages and their speakers are surveyed and assessed by a group of internationally renowned linguists and archaeologists. In the last few years the materials available for the study of the older Indo-Iranian languages have increased dramatically: there have been sensational discoveries of birch-bark scrolls bearing Buddhist texts in the Gandhari language of north-west India, and of leather documents in Bactrian, the ancient language of northern Afghanistan. Previously known data has been exploited in new ways using innovative techniques for compiling, manipulating and disseminating electronic text and digital images. And archaeological finds in India, Pakistan and Central Asia, including the 'Bactria-Margiana Archaeological Complex', have given rise to new hypotheses concerning the history and pre-history of the Indo-Iranian peoples. The volume also pays tribute to the pioneer work of the great philologist Sir Harold Bailey (1899-1996).
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- Proceedings of the British Academy ; 116
- Proceedings of a symposium held 16 December 1999, in honour of Sir Harold Walter Bailey.
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