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Dr Ganesh Devy Inteview

Published on 04-08-2017

 

Dr Ganesh Devy interview with Ravish Kumar Read more...

   
 

Every Language is a worldview....

Published on 03-08-2017

 

Every Language is a worldview Read more...

   
 

More than half of India’s languages may die out in 50 years – Survey

Published on 03-08-2017

 

More than half of the languages spoken by India’s 1.3 billion people may die out over the next 50 years, scholars said on Thursday, calling for a concerted effort to preserve the tongues spoken by the nation’s endangered tribal communities. Read more...

   
 

More than half of India's languages may die out in 50 years

Published on 03-08-2017

 

The People's Linguistic Survey of India (PSLI) raised the alarm during the launch of the latest 11 volumes in its planned 50 volume survey of the country's languages. India's people speak as many as 780 different languages, the PSLI said. Read more...

   
 

More than half of India's languages may die in 50yrs: Survey

Published on 03-08-2017

 

At least 400 languages or more than half languages spoken by India's 1.3 billion people may die out in next 50 years, a study by the People's Linguistic Survey of India (PSLI) stated. Further claiming that India has already lost 250 languages in last five decades, the survey said, "Each time a language is lost, the corresponding culture is killed." Read more...

   
 

More than half of India's languages may die out in 50 years: Survey

Published on 03-08-2017

 

More than half of the languages spoken by India's 1.3 billion people may die out over the next 50 years, scholars said on Thursday, calling for a concerted effort to preserve the tongues spoken by the nation's endangered tribal communities. Read more...

   
 

780 Indian languages surveyed and documented by PLSI, next aim to document 6000 world languages

Published on 03-08-2017

 

The next step, Dr GN Devy added would be the "Global Languages Survey." Under this approximately 6000 languages being spoken across the globe will be surveyed and documented before it slips into oblivion. "India will be only country in the world with such a big repository of world languages," he added. The survey will be completed by 2022. Read more...

   
 

Job, Business Options Can Open Up If We Tap Linguistic Diversity: Manmohan Singh

Published on 03-08-2017

 

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today expressed disappointment over Indians lagging behind in linguistic research despite the language diversity in the country. He underlined that employment and business opportunities can open up if latent potential of India's linguistic diversity is tapped by linguistics and computational sciences. He made the remarks during the release event of 11 volumes of the People's Linguistic survey of India (PLSI). Read more...

   
 

More than half of India's languages may die out in 50 years - survey

Published on 03-08-2017

 

The People’s Linguistic Survey of India (PSLI) raised the alarm during the launch of the latest 11 volumes in its planned 50 volume survey of the country’s languages. India’s people speak as many as 780 different languages, the PSLI said. Read more...

   
 

When human beings go past language

Published on 03-08-2017

 

India is one of four countries, along with Nigeria, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, with the largest number of living languages. Since 2010, in a project initiated by Prof. G.N. Devy, founder of the Bhasha Research and Publication Centre in Vadodara, a large team of scholars has been conducting a comprehensive survey of Indian languages, publishing their findings in state-wise volumes from 2013 onwards.This month, the People’s Linguistic Survey Of India (PLSI) brought out another 11 volumes, taking the total to 37, and proposes to complete its task of publishing 92 books by 2020. Read more...

   
 

More than half of India’s languages may die out in 50 years: survey

Published on 03-08-2017

 

More than half of the languages spoken by India’s 1.3 billion people may die out over the next 50 years, scholars said on Thursday, calling for a concerted effort to preserve the tongues spoken by the nation’s endangered tribal communities. Read more...

   
 

Is linguistics the next big thing ?

Published on 03-08-2017

 

Is linguistics the next big thing? Read more...

   
 

Gujarat Mitra

Published on 25-05-2016

 

Gujarat Mitra Read more...

   
 

Gujarat Mitra Part 2

Published on 25-05-2016

 

Gujarat Mitra Read more...

   
 

Gujarat Samachar

Published on 25-05-2016

 

Gujarat Samachar Read more...

   
 

Sandesh

Published on 25-05-2016

 

Sandesh Read more...

   
 

Times Of India Part 2

Published on 25-05-2016

 

Times of India Read more...

   
 

Times Of India

Published on 25-05-2016

 

Times of India Read more...

   
 

Divya Bhaskar

Published on 22-05-2016

 

Divya Bhaskar Read more...

   
 

Linguistic survey to be published in 33 volumes in Hindi

Published on 12-08-2015

 

City-based Bhasha Research and Publication Centre (BPRC), which had conducted a linguistic survey identifying 860 Indian languages, has decided to get its findings published in 33 volumes in Hindi, the communication language of 40 crore countrymen. Read more...

   
 

Bhasha comes up with India’s first linguistic survey in Hindi

Published on 11-08-2015

 

Ahmedabad: In a first of its kind in the country, a linguistic survey has been carried out and printed in Hindi language. The task of preparing the People’s Linguistic Survey of India was carried out by the Bhasha Research and Publication Centre (BRPC), Vadodara and it was formally dedicated to the nation by the Governor of Gujarat O.P. Kohli on Monday at Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara, BRPC said in a media statement. Read more...

   
 

Linguistic Survey to be published in 33 volumes in Hindi

Published on 11-08-2015

 

City-based Bhasha Research and Publication Centre (BPRC), which had conducted a linguistic survey identifying 860 Indian languages, has decided to get its findings published in 33 volumes in Hindi, the communication language of 40 crore countrymen.... - See more at: http://www.kolkatanews.net/index.php/sid/235696565#sthash.kMbgoXLP.dpuf Read more...

   
 

Gujarat's 52 languages at lesser risk of extinction - Survey

Published on 11-08-2015

 

Language is not dying in Gujarat - reveals Bhasha Research and Publication Center (BRPC) survey which documents 52 spoken languages of the state. Read more...

   
 

દુનિયાનાં સૌથી મોટા ભાષાના સર્વેક્ષણનાં હિન્દી ભાષાનાં ગ્રંથોનું લોકાર્પણ કરાયું

Published on 11-08-2015

 

વડોદરા: વડોદરા સ્થિત ભાષા સંશોધન અને પ્રકાશન કેન્દ્ર દ્રારા આજે છેલ્લા 100 વર્ષમાં પ્રથમવાર ભારતીય ભાષાઓનું સર્વેક્ષણનાં હિન્દી ભાષામાં મુદ્રિત કરાયેલા ગ્રંથોનું લોકાર્પણ લક્ષ્મીવિલાસ પેલેસના બેંક્વેટ હોલમાં રાજ્યના ગવર્નર ઓ.પી. કોહલીના વરદ હસ્તે કરવામાં આવ્યું હતું. આ પ્રસંગે તેમણે જણાવ્યું હતું કે, ડૉ.દેવીનો ભાષાઓના સંરક્ષણ માટેનો ફાળો અમૂલ્ય છે. ભાષા લુપ્ત થતાં બધુ નાશ પામે છે તે કોઇને સમજાવવાની જરૂર નથી. આ સર્વેક્ષણમાં ઘણા ભાગ્યેજ સાંભળવામાં આવ્યાં હોય તેવા શબ્દો પણ આવરી લેવામાં આવ્યાં છે.’ Read more...

   
 

Linguistic Survey to be published in 33 volumes in Hindi

Published on 11-08-2015

 

VADODARA: City-based Bhasha Research and Publication Centre (BPRC), which had conducted a linguistic survey identifying 860 Indian languages, has decided to get its findings published in 33 volumes in Hindi, the communication language of 40 crore countrymen. Read more...

   
 

राजस्थान सहित आठ हिन्दीभाषी प्रान्तों का पहला भाषाई सर्वे जारी

Published on 11-08-2015

 

देश का पहला भाषाई सर्वेक्षण हुआ पूर्ण Read more...

   
 

Linguistic Survey to be published in 33 volumes in Hindi

Published on 11-08-2015

 

City-based Bhasha Research and Publication Centre (BPRC), which had conducted a linguistic survey identifying 860 Indian languages, has decided to get its findings published in 33 volumes in Hindi, the communication language of 40 crore countrymen. Read more...

   
 

Linguistic Survey to be published in 33 volumes in Hindi

Published on 11-08-2015

 

City-based Bhasha Research and Publication Centre (BPRC), which had conducted a linguistic survey identifying 860 Indian languages, has decided to get its findings published in 33 volumes in Hindi, the communication language of 40 crore countrymen Read more...

   
 

દુનિયાના ૮ દેશોના ૪૦ કરોડ લોકો હિન્દીનો ઉપયોગ કરે છે

Published on 11-08-2015

 

ભારતીય ભાષા લોક સર્વેક્ષણમાં યુની. ની સહાભાગીદારોનો થયેલો કરાર Read more...

   
 

ભારત ભાષા લોક સર્વેક્ષણ હિન્દીમાં ૩૨ ગ્રંથોની શ્રેનીનું વિમોચન કરશે

Published on 11-08-2015

 

Shri O. P. Kohli, Governershri of Gujarat in Vadodara Read more...

   
 

300 desi languages tongue-tied

Published on 11-08-2015

 

VADODARA, AUGUST 11: City-based Bhasha Research and Publication Centre (BPRC), which had conducted a linguistic survey identifying 860 Indian languages, has decided to get its findings published in 33 volumes in Hindi, the spoken language of 40 crore Indians. Giving details about the survey (People’s Linguistic Survey of India), Ganesh Devy, founder of BPRC and a recipient of Padmashree said the survey which was completed in 2013, identifies 860 Indian languages with Arunachal Pradesh having the maximum number of dialects. Also, 300 languages are no longer traceable since independence, he claimed. Read more...

   
 

52 LANGUAGES ARE SPOKEN IN GUJARAT - Prof Ganesh Devy

Published on 21-06-2015

 

Q & A with Prof Ganesh N Devy who led the People's Linguistic Survey of India to document living Indian languages. Its results will be published in 50 volumes including one on `Languages of Gujarat' Read more...

   
 

જ્ઞાાન માટેે એક કરતા વધુ ભાષા શિખો,અંગ્રેજીનો એકાધિકાર નથી

Published on 16-03-2015

 

વડોદરા રાજ્યમા ૧૦૦૦થી વધુ લાયબ્રેરીઓ શરૃ કરાવી હતી ઃ સયાજીરાવ અને લોક ભાષા વિષય પર પદ્મશ્રી ગણેશ દેવીનુ વ્યાખ્યાન યોજાયુ Read more...

   
 

દેશમાં ૧૬૫૨ ભાષાઓમાંથી હાલ માત્ર ૧૨૧ જીવંત : ડો. ગણેશ દેવી

Published on 16-03-2015

 

એક રાષ્ટ્રભાષાને બદલે તમામને સ્વીકૃત ભાષા ગણવામાં સયાજીરોનું વિઝાન સ્વીકાર્યું હતું Read more...

   
 

સર સયાજીરાવ દેશી ભાષાઓથી જ જ્ઞાન પ્રસારના સમર્થક હતા

Published on 16-03-2015

 

Maharaja Sayajirao Memorial Lecture by Padma Shri Dr. Ganesh Devy on "Maharaja Sayajirao and People's Languages" organized by Maharaja Sayajirao Smarak Trust, Vadodara. Read more...

   
 

Letters are Divine to me

Published on 15-03-2015

 

ભાષા કર્મશીલ પદ્મશ્રી પ્રો. ગણેશ દેવી ઉદ્દેશ્યવાદમાં માને છે. જીવનમાં કેટલાક નિયમો પર અફર રહ્યા હોવાનો સહજ સ્વીકારે છે Read more...

   
 

‘Language diversity has been better preserved’

Published on 09-02-2015

 

The Telangana and Andhra Pradesh volume of the People’s Linguist Survey of India (PLSI), carried out by the Baroda-based Bhasha Research and Publication Centre, will be released in the city on February 10. Read more...

   
 

'Language edn system hasn't changed even after 67 yrs of Independence'

Published on 03-02-2015

 

"Even after 67 years of Independence, our language education system has not changed yet," said Dr Ganesh Devy, renowned literary critic. Read more...

   
 

साठ वर्षांत मातृभाषांचे खच्चीकरण - भाषाशास्त्रज्ञ पद्मश्री डॉ. गणेश देवी यांची खंत

Published on 03-02-2015

 

गेल्यासाठ वर्षांत साहित्यात अनेक प्रवाह स्थिर होताना दिसतात. यातील १९६१ ते २०११ या काळात जी जनगणना झाली त्यात सुरुवातीला हजार ६५२ मातृभाषांचा उल्लेख होता; परंतु २००१ ते २०११ मध्ये केवळ १२२ भाषांचीच नावे दिसतात. हा चिंतेचा विषय असून ७० वर्षांचा भाषेचा इतिहास असताना साठ वर्षांत १५०० भाषांचे खच्चीकरण झाल्याची खंत वाटते, असे परखड मत, भाषाशास्त्रज्ञ पद्मश्री डॉ. गणेश देवी यांनी रविवारी व्यक्त केले. Read more...

   
 

सामान्यांना अनेक भाषा येणे हे सांस्कृतिक वैभव

Published on 03-02-2015

 

भारतातल्या सर्वसामान्यांतील सर्वसामान्यांना अनेक भाषा येतात Read more...

   
 

वाचिक साहित्य की उपेक्षा से भाषाओं की दुर्दशा

Published on 02-02-2015

 

भाषाविद पद्मश्री डॉ गणेश देवी का मत, विवि के हिंदी विभाग की राष्ट्रीय संगोष्ठी का उद््घाटन Read more...

   
 

आशयघन बोलीभाषांना वाचवणे आज मोठे आव्हान

Published on 02-02-2015

 

औरंगाबाद : आदिम काळात चिन्हे, संकेत आणि तालातून जन्मलेली भाषा कालांतराने शब्दांची बोलीभाषा बनली. तिला हे भौतिक रूप प्राप्त झाल्यानंतर तिचा कालौघात विकास झाला. आज जागतिकीकरणाच्या रेट्यात मात्र आशयसंपन्न बोली झपाट्याने मृत होत असून, त्यांना वाचवणे हे मोठेच आव्हान आहे, अशी भावना विख्यात भाषाशास्त्रज्ञ व बोलींचे अभ्यासक पद्मश्री डॉ. गणेश देवी यांनी व्यक्त केले. Read more...

   
 

भारतात हुकुमशाहीचा वास येतो आहे : गणेश देवी

Published on 19-01-2015

 

"लेखक, कलावंतार सात्याने हल्ले होणे, त्यांचे विचार - त्यांच्या कलाकृती दडपून टाकण्याचा प्रयत्न निंदनीय आहे. Read more...

   
 

दुखाचे व्यवस्थापन होते तेव्हा वेदनेची भाषा मारते!

Published on 19-12-2014

 

तिसऱ्या लोकभाषा संमेलनानिमित ज्येष्ठ भाषासंशोधक , 'पद्मश्री ड्र. गणेश देवी यांची भाषे पुढची आव्हाने, साध्स्थिती आदी मुद्यांवरील हि मुलाखात Read more...

   
 

Fears over Sanskrit are emotional – with clear caste and overtones: Ganesh Devy

Published on 15-12-2014

 

Ganesh Devy is a Padma Shri awardee and Unesco Linguapax laureate who headed the People’s Linguistic Survey of India 2010. Speaking with Robin David, Devy discussed why qualms around Sanskrit are emotional, effective ways of preserving Sanskrit’s heritage – and which languages merit equal attention Read more...

   
 

Hindi Outpaces English Globally: Linguistic Survey

Published on 12-11-2014

 

The global growth rate of Hindi appears to have outpaced the global growth of English, according to estimates from the People’s Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI), an organization surveying Indian languages from the ground up, particularly those spoken by fragile communities. Read more...

   
 

Preserve wisdom of dying languages: Ganesh Devy

Published on 01-11-2014

 

Each living language has a responsibility to carefully identify, conserve, and enrich the endless wisdom and brilliance of a dying language around it, linguist and literary critic Ganesh N. Devy has said. Read more...

   
 

Award for Excellence in Book Publication

Published on 05-10-2014

 

The People's Linguistic Survey of India volume for Maharashtra (in Marathi) has won an Award from The Federation of India Publishers for excellence in Book production in the category of Reference Books - Regional Languages printed and published in India in 2013-2014. Read more...

   
 

Image is the Future of Human Languages: Prof. Ganesh Devy

Published on 05-10-2014

 

Navrachna International University Autumn 2014 Lecture on "Future of Human Languages" by Prof. Ganesh Devy Read more...

   
 

आदिवासियों का ज्ञान उनके जीवन जीने की कला है- गणेश देवी

Published on 23-09-2014

 

स्वभाव से अभिजात्य माने जाने वाले अँग्रेजी जैसे विषय के प्रोफेसर एवं साहित्य अकादमी एवं पद्मश्री आदि पुरस्कारों से पुरस्कृत प्रो. गणेश देवी भारतीय भाषाओं के लोक सर्वेक्षण की योजना पर बिना किसी सरकारी मदद के काम करना शुरू किया था और सफलतापूर्वक आगे बढ़ रहे हैं। प्रस्तुत है उनसे संपादक से की गई बातचीत के मुख्य अंश) Read more...

   
 

Preserving heritage of language diversity

Published on 09-09-2014

 

THE world over there is an anxiety about languages dying or, perhaps, language itself dying. There are several estimates for the number of dying languages, for no one really knows how many natural languages there exist in the world. But against Unesco’s assumed figure of 6,000 natural languages, it is estimated that two-thirds will perish by the end of this century, and only a few hundred will function with all their domains intact. The spectre is terrifying for whoever speaks and is human. Our century will alas be remembered by the memory chip of the future as the ‘Aphasia Century’ during which natural languages were silenced. Read more...

   
 

Tamil Nadu: where the masses set the norm

Published on 27-08-2014

 

Word is that Tamil is a language like no other. And researchers at the People's Linguistic Survey of India have several reasons to offer. Their decadelong research presented in a book on the languages of Tamil Nadu -which will be released next month -shows that linguistically, the state is a "unique cultural zone." Read more...

   
 

ડૉ. ગણેશ દેવી સાથે દીર્ઘ મુલાકાત

Published on 18-08-2014

 

આપણે ત્યાં એક વિભાજન એવું છે કે એક બાજુ બૌદ્ધિકો છે અને એક બાજુ કર્મશીલો. પણ કેટલીક વ્યક્તિ એવી પણ હોય છે કે જે ટેબલ લેમ્પ અને ટેબલની સીમાથી બહાર જઈને બૌદ્ધિક હોવાની સાથે સાથે એ કર્મશીલ પણ હોય. ગુજરાતમાં ડૉ. ગણેશ દેવી એક એવું નામ છે. મૂળ અંગ્રેજીમાં પ્રોફેસર પણ આપણી પરંપરાની અંદર સંન્યાસ લઈએ અને પછી એક બીજો વેશ ધારણ કરીએ એમ તેમણે બધું છોડીને અત્યારે તેઓ છેલ્લાં 15 વર્ષોથી બહુ જ સક્રિય રીતે આદિવાસી ભાષા, સંસ્કૃિત અને એ સિવાય વિમુક્ત જનજાતિ (ડિનોટિફાઈડ ટ્રાઈબ્સ) અને એમના અધિકારો માટે સતત કામ કરતા રહ્યા છે. ભૂંસાતી જતી ભાષાઓનાં જતન અંગેનાં તેમનાં કામ માટે થોડાં વર્ષો પહેલાં એમને ‘યુનેસ્કો’નો પ્રતિષ્ઠિત લિંગ્વાપેક્ષ એવોર્ડ મળ્યો એ પહેલાં પણ તેમને નેધરલેન્ડની સરકારનો એવોર્ડ મળી ચૂકેલો અને ભારતની કેન્દ્રીય સાહિત્ય અકાદમીનો અંગ્રેજી સાહિત્યમાં પ્રદાન માટે એમને એવોર્ડ પણ મળી ચૂક્યો છે. હાલમાં જ તેઓ પદ્મશ્રીથી સન્માનિત થયા છે. તેમની સાથે થોડી અંતરંગ, થોડી બહિરંગ વાતો. (ય.દ.) Read more...

   
 

“The Languages of J&K” presented to Governor

Published on 01-07-2014

 

SRINAGAR, June 30: Prof. G.N. Devy, Chairperson, The People’s Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI) and Dr. Omkar N. Koul, member, National Editorial Collective, PLSI called on N.N. Vohra, Governor, here at the Raj Bhavan today. Read more...

   
 

‘Kashmir has been an important centre for Sanskrit scholarship’

Published on 01-07-2014

 

SRINAGAR: A book release function was Monday held here to make public the landmark survey of the compilation titled ‘The languages of Jammu and Kashmir’ conducted by People’s Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI). Read more...

   
 

Book on languages of J&K released

Published on 30-06-2014

 

A book on the languages of Jammu and Kashmir was released by the vice-chancellor of Kashmir University, A M Shah, at its campus here today and the book's first copy was presented to state Governor N N Vohra. Read more...

   
 

Prof Devy, Koul call on Governor

Published on 30-06-2014

 

Srinagar, June 30: The People’s Linguistic Survey (PLSI) Chairperson, Prof. G N Devy and National Editorial Collective, PLSI member, Dr. Omkar N Koul called on Governor N N Vohra here at the Raj Bhavan today. Read more...

   
 

“The Languages of J&K” presented to Governor

Published on 30-06-2014

 

Prof. G.N. Devy, Chairperson, The People’s Linguistic Survey (PLSI), and Dr. Omkar N. Koul, member, National Editorial Collective, PLSI called on N.N. Vohra, Governor, here at the Raj Bhavan today. Read more...

   
 

“The Languages of J&K” presented to Governor

Published on 30-06-2014

 

Prof. G.N. Devy, Chairperson, The People’s Linguistic Survey (PLSI), and Dr. Omkar N. Koul, member, National Editorial Collective, PLSI called on Mr. N.N. Vohra, Governor, here at the Raj Bhavan today.Prof. Devy and Dr. Koul presented the first copy of “The Languages of Jammu and Kashmir” to the Governor. Read more...

   
 

The languages of Jammu and Kashmir’ released at KU

Published on 30-06-2014

 

The languages of Jammu and Kashmir’ (people`s Linguistic Survey of India, Vol 12.) – was released at the University of Kashmir Monday by its interim Vice-Chancellor Prof AM Shah. In a statement here, it KU spokesperson said that the book based on the evolution of various languages of the state of J&K and edited by renowned linguist Omkar Nath Koul was released during an impressive function organized by Department of Linguistics, KU in collaboration with Bhasha Research and Publication Centre, Vadodara and Orient Blackswan Publications. Read more...

   
 

Hindi prominence order: Why not an inclusive policy for our disappearing languages?

Published on 25-06-2014

 

The Indian Government’s recent order to various official bodies and organizations to give “prominence” to Hindi when using social media has triggered a debate. Not surprising in a country that speaks close to 800 languages. With 197 endangered languages, India tops the list of UNESCO's Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger, the country has already lost about 250 languages in the last 50 years. Read more...

   
 

Importance of Languages goes beyound the cultural sphere

Published on 23-05-2014

 

One of the highlights of the second day of the CALM Festival was the release of a book – The Languages of Meghalaya by Professor Ganesh Devy of the People’s Linguistic Survey of India at the State Central Library premises. Read more...

   
 

Need to preserve linguistic diversity, says expert

Published on 13-02-2014

 

PUNE: The future for most of the 780 surviving native Indian languages is bleak if they continue to be neglected, linguist Ganesh Devy said on Wednesday. Treating languages as a form of economic capital is the only way to retain the country's linguistic diversity, he said. Read more...

   
 

Recognition for voice of India’s hearing impaired

Published on 28-09-2013

 

When Ganesh Devy of People's Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI), set out to map all languages spoken in the country, he was in for a few surprises. Read more...

   
 

The public Agenda report- Bolta Hua Ped(The Speaking Tree)

Published on 20-09-2013

 

Bolta Hua Ped(The Speaking Tree) Read more...

   
 

Mapping Indian Languages

Published on 12-09-2013

 

Mapping indian languages. Read more...

   
 

Assam’s lost and found languages

Published on 12-09-2013

 

Till recently, tea tribes in Assam did not know what grammar was. Most of them went to Assamese-medium schools, and were expected to forget their own mother tongue, till Peoples Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI) linguist and researcher, Ambeshwar Gogoi, started visiting these tribes near Doom Dooma and other tea towns in Upper Assam in 2011. The linguistic survey was carried out across India and the survey report was released in Delhi last week in 50 volumes. Read more...

   
 

Five volumes on Indian languages released

Published on 12-09-2013

 

Five volumes on Indian languages released Read more...

   
 

'780 languages spoken in India, 250 died out in last 50 years'

Published on 10-09-2013

 

Kolkata: While people in India presently speak in 780 different languages, the country has lost nearly 250 languages in the last 50 years, an expert said here Tuesday. The People's Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI) has completed a comprehensive linguistic survey of the country and would publish its reports in 50 volumes contained in 72 books in September. Read more...

   
 

780 languages spoken in India, 250 died out in last 50 years

Published on 10-09-2013

 

While people in India presently speak in 780 different languages, the country has lost nearly 250 languages in the last 50 years, an expert said here Tuesday. The People's Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI) has completed a comprehensive linguistic survey of the country and would publish its reports in 50 volumes contained in 72 books in September. This is the first linguistic survey carried out in the country after Irish linguistic scholar George Abraham Grierson conducted the Linguistic Survey of India from 1898 to 1928. Read more...

   
 

Northeast has highest per capita language in world: People's Linguistic Survey of India

Published on 10-09-2013

 

Addressing a press conference here, PLSI chairperson G N Devy said a linguistic survey has been completed in Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland and Manipur. "It is the first linguistic survey since George Grierson's survey conducted a century ago," said Devy Read more...

   
 

Dr Ganesh Devy Special Interview on work of Peoples Survey of all India

Published on 10-09-2013

 

Dr Ganesh Devy Special Interview on work of Peoples Survey of all India Read more...

   
 

India speaks...780 ways

Published on 10-09-2013

 

In 1898, an Irish linguist, George Abraham Grierson, took up the first-ever Linguistic Survey of India. Over three years, he would come up with a record of 179 languages and many more dialects spoken in pre-Independence India. In 2005-06, more than 100 years later, the Human Resources Development Ministry attempted a similar feat, setting up a 'Bharat Bhasha Vikas Yojana'. The project was dropped due to technical reasons. In 2007, the government again proposed to conduct what it called the New Linguistic Survey of India. The project did not take off. Read more...

   
 

780 languages spoken in India, 250 died out in last 50 years'

Published on 10-09-2013

 

While people in India presently speak in 780 different languages, the country has lost nearly 250 languages in the last 50 years, an expert said here Tuesday. The People's Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI) has completed a comprehensive linguistic survey of the country and would publish its reports in 50 volumes contained in 72 books in September. Read more...

   
 

India becoming graveyard of languages: Ganesh Devy

Published on 10-09-2013

 

Vadodara: The Bhasha Research and Publication Center headed by tribal activist and writer Ganesh Devy has completed a language survey that identifies 860 Indian languages, with Arunachal Pradesh having the maximum. Devy spoke in an interview about the People’s Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI). Edited excerpts: How did you come to conduct this survey on your own without any government funding? In the census report of 1961, a total of 1,652 mother tongues were mentioned. The 1971 census mentioned only 108 languages. This was because the government decided not to disclose languages that are spoken by less than 10,000 people. As per latest government figures, there are 22 scheduled languages and the remaining fall under the “all others” section or the non-scheduled languages. Read more...

   
 

Over 220 Indian languages have disappeared

Published on 10-09-2013

 

A survey by the Vadodara-based Bhasha Research and Publication Centre has revealed has revealed that India has lost about 20% of its languages in the past five decades. In 1961 the country had over 1,100 languages, but nearly 220 of them have disappeared, said, Ganesh Devy, writer and lead co-ordinator of the survey called the People’s Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI). The study was carried out for over 2 years from 2011. Read more...

   
 

People’s Linguistic Survey of India India lost 220 languages in last 50 years, survey finds

Published on 10-09-2013

 

India has lost around 20% of its languages in the past five decades, a survey by the Vadodara-based Bhasha Research and Publication Centre has revealed. Read more...

   
 

Language survey reveals diversity

Published on 10-09-2013

 

There are over 780 languages and 66 different scripts in India. Arunachal Pradesh is the richest among the States with 90 languages. These findings and more, are set to come to light with the publication of a baseline survey of Indian languages by the People’s Linguistic Survey of India. Comprising 50 volumes, the survey would be published between September 2013 and December 2014. Read more...

   
 

Does North East India have the highest per capita language density in the world

Published on 10-09-2013

 

The baseline survey on Indian languages conducted by the People’s Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI) throws important light on the state of languages in the country. Though the complete work of PLSI covering all the states and union territories in the country is scheduled to be published in 50 volumes from September 2013 to December 2014; a wealth of information has already emerged from the preliminaries. Some interesting facts that have come up are – 780 languages are spoken in the country; 250 languages have been lost in the last 50 years; there are close to 66 scripts; Arunachal Pradesh with 90 languages, Assam with 55 languages and Gujarat with 48 languages are the three most linguistically diverse states and West Bengal having 38 languages but having 9 scripts has the maximum diversity in terms of scripts. - See more at: http://www.easternpanorama.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2556:points-of-difference&catid=6:contents&Itemid=10#sthash.q6CCvdOK.dpuf Read more...

   
 

[MLE] People’s Linguistic Survey of India Conference

Published on 10-09-2013

 

Earlier this months the People's Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI) conference took place. 900 delegates from all over the world gathered in Baroda to celebrate the progress on survey. Read more...

   
 

The A, B, C, D of our DNA

Published on 10-09-2013

 

The story of languages lost and found and why we should be able to emote in our mother tongue Keen on the evolution of Indian languages—which ones survive and why others fade away with time—I would occasionally visit the website of the People’s Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI), a unique project by Bhasha Research and Publication Centre, a Vadodara-based non-governmental organization. Peopleslinguisticsurvey.org can immerse you in information about scheduled and non-scheduled languages, those of nomads or Adivasis, languages spoken among the Indian diaspora and so on. These readings would urge me to follow up with other relevant material on rituals and practices, festival and culinary traditions, dress, costumes and various cultural aspects of a particular community. Read more...

   
 

20 Pct of India's Languages Vanished in the Past 5 Decades: Survey

Published on 10-09-2013

 

Bangalore: In the last 50 years, India one of the most linguistically diverse nation, lost about 20 percent of its languages, said a survey by the Vadodara-based Bhasha Research and Publication Centre. The country though comprises of twenty nine states and seven Union Territories, it had 1,100 languages in 1961, out of which 220 of them have vanished, reports Sandhya Soman for TNN. Read more...

   
 

Paper Article

Published on 10-09-2013

 

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Paper Article

Published on 10-09-2013

 

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'780 languages spoken in India, 250 died out in last 50 years'

Published on 10-09-2013

 

While people in India presently speak in 780 different languages, the country has lost nearly 250 languages in the last 50 years, an expert said in Kolkata. The People's Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI) has completed a comprehensive linguistic survey of the country and would publish its reports in 50 volumes contained in 72 books in September. This is the first linguistic survey carried out in the country after Irish linguistic scholar George Abraham Grierson conducted the Linguistic Survey of India from 1898 to 1928. Read more...

   
 

Languages are economic capital - India's languages will survive : Ganesh Devy

Published on 10-09-2013

 

Award-winning writer and academic Ganesh Devy recently headed the People's Linguistic Survey of India, a nationwide documentation of Indian languages. Speaking with Sandhya Soman, Devy discussed the survival of Indian languages, how our bilingual history and technological future help — and how English is in fact showing signs of exhaustion now: What do you think of Unesco's prediction regarding India that around 3,000 languages spoken today will disappear? Read more...

   
 

In India more than 880 spoken languages, study concludes

Published on 10-09-2013

 

Linguistic Survey Popular India (PLSI) has identified more than 780 living languages, but there are a hundred more spoken in remote areas Devy told dpa. This figure contrasts sharply with that of 122 languages ​​in the census of 2001, after a four-decade policy "omitting languages ​​with fewer than 10,000 speakers." Research is the first comprehensive study carried out in India since been performed by Irish George Grierson late nineteenth century. Its director, Devy, chose to include all languages, though hardly count with four speakers, and the result is impressive: against the 880 languages ​​hablandas in China, in Europe, for example, only 250 are spoken. Read more...

   
 

Five volumes on Indian languages released

Published on 10-09-2013

 

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS): The Peoples' Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI) here Thursday released five volumes on various Indian languages documenting their history, landmark events, folklore and songs. PLSI is a nationwide survey aimed at working out alternate ways of development of the various Indian languages and maintaining organic links between scholarship and the social context. It has planned release of 50 volumes on the Indian languages and divided them into state and national series. Read more...

   
 

Over 200 languages lost in diverse India, study finds

Published on 10-09-2013

 

MORE than 200 languages have vanished in India over the last 50 years, a new study says, blaming urban migration and fear among nomadic tribes of speaking their traditional tongues. The extensive study, conducted throughout the country over four years and released this week, has found 230 languages have “elapsed” while another 870 have survived the test of time in richly diverse but rapidly modernising India, home to a vast number of indigenous or tribal peoples. Read more...

   
 

National Consultation on Peoples Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI) Community Ethnography & Eco-cultural Mapping

Published on 10-09-2013

 

Indira Gandhi National Open University, School of Translation Studies is organizing one day National Consultation on “People’s Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI), Community Ethnography & Eco-cultural Mapping”. The inaugural programme will be held in the Convention Centre of IGNOU on 6th September, 2013 at 10.30 a.m. Prof. D.P. Pattnaik, Founder Director, Central Institute of Indian Languages will be the Guest of Honour and the Keynote Address will be delivered by Dr. K.K. Chakravarty, Chancellor, NEUPA & President, Lalit Kala Akademi who also served as Secretary in the Govt. of India. Prof. M. Aslam, VC, IGNOU will Chair the session. Read more...

   
 

Cultural Loss: India Lost 250 Languages in Last 50 Years

Published on 10-09-2013

 

India’s diversity is well evident from its 850 identified living languages, four times more than that of Europe; however, the country has lost 250 languages in the last 50 years, according to a recent survey. “In India we have several hundred living languages. It could be more than 850, out of which we were able to study 780 languages. And if the benchmark is the 1961 census we have lost 250 languages in last 50 years,” Ganesh Devy, a noted linguist and Chairperson of People’s Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI) said in the survey, according to a Press Trust of India report. Read more...

   
 

Languages are economic capital — India`s languages will survive: Ganesh Devy

Published on 10-09-2013

 

Award-winning writer and academic Ganesh Devy recently headed the People's Linguistic Survey of India, a nationwide documentation of Indian languages. Speaking with Sandhya Soman, Devy discussed the survival of Indian languages, how our bilingual history and technological future help — and how English is in fact showing signs of exhaustion now: Read more...

   
 

State of language: Loud voices muffle smaller ones

Published on 10-09-2013

 

Once upon a time, strong nations were imagined to be those with a single, unifying language. Many used to wonder if India could stay united if it allowed so many tongues to flourish. A compromise was reached and a unique experiment in federalism began when free India decided to rearrange the provinces of British India on the basis of language. Half a century later, the exercise has started to unravel with Telugu speakers of Telangana set to part with the rest of Andhra Pradesh, a linguistic state formed in 1956. A language, clearly, need not necessarily be a unifying force. Read more...

   
 

130 living languages in region - ‘Wealth’ of variants in NE, says surveyor

Published on 10-09-2013

 

Guwahati, July 17: There are 130 living languages, including variants, in five states of the Northeast, some of them probably spoken by only four or five people, a survey conducted by an NGO has found. G.N. Devy, chairperson of Peoples’ Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI), an initiative undertaken under the auspices of the Gujarat-based Bhasa Research and Publication Centre, told reporters here today that they had completed the survey in Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland and Manipur and the findings would be released in book form in New Delhi on September 5. He termed the Northeast’s diversity of language as its “wealth”. Read more...

   
 

India four times wealthier than Europe in terms of languages

Published on 10-09-2013

 

India is four times richer than Europe, in terms of language, with Indians able to express themselves in over 850 languages as compared to Europeans who can speak only about 250 languages, according to findings of the People's Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI). Read more...

   
 

Dnyaneshwar Mulay,People' Linguistic Survey of India

Published on 10-09-2013

 

Dnyaneshwar Mulay,People' Linguistic Survey of India Read more...

   
 

News article

Published on 10-09-2013

 

On the other hand Indian courts and offices allow use of 22 languages," says the linguist who recently completed an ambitious survey in the country, which identified 860 Indian languages. Read more...

   
 

IGNOU organising National Consultation on Peoples Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI) Community Ethnography & Eco-cultural Mapping

Published on 10-09-2013

 

Indira Gandhi National Open University, School of Translation Studies is organizing one day National Consultation on “People’s Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI), Community Ethnography & Eco-cultural Mapping”. The inaugural programme will be held in the Convention Centre of IGNOU on 6th September, 2013 at 10.30 a.m. Prof. D.P. Pattnaik, Founder Director, Central Institute of Indian Languages will be the Guest of Honour and the Keynote Address will be delivered by Dr. K.K. Chakravarty, Chancellor, NEUPA & President, Lalit Kala Akademi who also served as Secretary in the Govt. of India. Prof. M. Aslam, VC, IGNOU will Chair the session. The programme will aim at discussing the work done under the PLSI. The PLSI is a result of the hard work of about 3000 language workers all over the country who worked for four years to prepare their representatives in different Indian languages. In this sense, it is a historic event because it is a second linguistic survey after the first linguistic survey by George Abraham Grierson. It is a kind of reality check of status of different languages in the country. It will be followed by two stages of Community Generated Ethnographies & Eco-cultural Mapping. The meeting will discuss these two future projects as well. Read more...

   
 

PLSI

Published on 10-09-2013

 

This presentation of Gramophone Recordings from the Linguistic Survey of India consists of digitized recordings originally collected in South Asia during a period from 1913 until 1929. Intended as a supplement to Sir George A. Grierson's Linguistic Survey of India published between 1904 and 1927, the recordings of stories, songs and poems were collected by provincial and presidential governments of British-ruled India in cooperation with Grierson and the Gramophone Company, Calcutta. Read more...

   
 

India’s certainly thriving in its linguistic diversity

Published on 10-09-2013

 

Rangeela Bhili glances around nervously, brushing her thumbs against each other. It’s almost as if she’s at an inquisition. Her teacher at the informal and multilingual school where she is being reschooled in her mother tongue Dungra Bhili is bringing up an unpleasant past. “Why did you not learn anything at school?” Chaudhary Rekha, the teacher, asks. Despite having studied till Class VII in a Gujarati medium public school, Rangeela could not even write her name properly. “Because our teacher, whenever he came, always taught in Gujarati,” she says softly in Dungra Bhili. A year at the Tejgadh-based Adi­vasi Academy’s Vasant Bahubhashi Shala has changed that. She can now read and write with much greater fluency. And all thanks to classes in a language she can finally understand. Her classmate Jiram Rathava, officially schooled till Class VI in a Gujarati med­ium school, cut a similar sorry figure when he enrolled at the multilingual school. He couldn’t even write his name and used a thumb impression instead. Today he is being taught Gujarati and other subjects in his mother tongue Rathawi and has made remarkable progress. In a year’s time, when the two students are reintroduced into the official education system, they’ll be much better equipped to deal with what the textbooks have in store for them. Read more...

   
 

The silence of the last surviving Majhispeakers

Published on 10-09-2013

 

In truth, it has gone. Just a few easily remembered words, such as those for mother and father, and a prayer said for the souls of the dead. Read more...

   
 

10 languages in state critically endangered

Published on 10-09-2013

 

KOLKATA: If the PLSI survey brought news to cheer about, some facts revealed by it may as well prove agonizing for the state. As many as nine to 10 languages in Bengal, specifically in the north, are either extinct or on the verge of extinction, the survey alerted. "These languages need urgent attention for their survival. Read more...

   
 

Linguistic Survey on Languages in Kerala.

Published on 10-09-2013

 

Linguistic Survey on Languages in Kerala. Read more...

   
 

English eats into 20 Tamil Nadu languages

Published on 10-09-2013

 

The growing use of English is reportedly sounding the death knell for many local languages spoken in Tamil Nadu. Most of the 20 languages (of which 17 are tribal) are in different stages of extinction, says a recent survey by People’s Lingui­stic Survey of India, a right ba­sed movement, squarely blaming the increased use of English and official apathy for the situation. Read more...

   
 

Speaking in many tongues

Published on 10-09-2013

 

The structure of the Indian governance system poses a paradox. While the local Panchayat system is praised for its capability to address issues at the village level, the policy of the Indian Census undermines this very spirit. The Census does not enumerate languages with less than 10,000 speakers. Read more...

   
 

We are talking more using fewer words

Published on 10-09-2013

 

Ganesh Devy, Founder, Bhasha Trust TOPICS arts, culture and entertainment language education teaching and learning The exhaustive, community-based work to bring all languages on record in the People’s Linguistic Survey of India also revealed the fate of the country’s multilingualism, says the project's chairperson The release of the People’s Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI) report at Gandhi Smriti in Delhi on September 5 will mark a significant milestone for 63-year-old Ganesh Devy’s Bhasha Research and Publication Centre based in Vadodara. It is the first survey of living Indian languages as people perceive them, conducted by the communities themselves. The 780 languages revealed are in stark contrast to the 2001 Census figure of 122 languages, following a 40-year policy of omitting languages with less than 10,000 speakers. Mr. Devy tells Chitra Padmanabhan, a Delhi-based writer, that the PLSI is a rights-based movement, which sees language as crucial for the effective development of fragile communities and for stemming the erosion of India’s diverse, multilingual, and composite heritage. Read more...

   
 

PLSI to release 70 volumes on Indian languages on 5th sep 2013

Published on 09-09-2013

 

Peoples’ Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI) is all set to release 70 volumes on Indian languages, including the volume on Karnataka, on September 5, 2013. PLSI Chairman Ganesh Devy has said that copies of all the 70 volumes will be carried to Gandhi Memorial, Rajghat, New Delhi, and dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. Read more...

   
 

India's lost 220 languages in past 20 years

Published on 09-09-2013

 

India has lost around 20% of its languages in the past five decades, a survey by the Vadodara-based Bhasha Research and Publication Centre has revealed. The country had 1,100 languages in 1961, but nearly 220 of them have disappeared, said Ganesh Devy, writer and lead coordinator of the survey called the People’s Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI). The survey was carried out over two years from 2011. Read more...

   
 

Five volumes on Indian languages released

Published on 09-09-2013

 

NEW DELHI: The Peoples' Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI) here on Thursday released five volumes on various Indian languages documenting their history, landmark events, folklore and songs. Read more...

   
 

India speaks 780 languages, 220 lost in last 50 years – survey

Published on 09-09-2013

 

No one has ever doubted that India is home to a huge variety of languages. A new study, the People’s Linguistic Survey of India, says that the official number, 122, is far lower than the 780 that it counted and another 100 that its authors suspect exist. Read more...

   
 

Over 780 languages and 66 scripts in India - PLSI

Published on 09-09-2013

 

Ganesh N Devy, Chairperson PLSI, announced this in press conferences in Kolkata and Guwahati in July. As the report in The Hindu said: "There are over 780 languages and 66 different scripts in India. Arunachal Pradesh is the richest among the States with 90 languages.... Researchers found that Assam with 55 languages, Gujarat 48, Maharashtra 39, and West Bengal 38 are among the most linguistically diverse States.... The survey, Dr. Devy said, has revealed that the north-eastern parts of the country have one of the highest per capita language densities in the worl Read more...

   
 

Five volumes on Indian languages released

Published on 09-09-2013

 

PLSI is a nationwide survey aimed at working out alternate ways of development of the various Indian languages and maintaining organic links between scholarship and the social context. It has planned release of 50 volumes on the Indian languages and divided them into state and national series. Read more...

   
 

Five volumes on Indian languages released

Published on 09-09-2013

 

The Peoples' Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI) here Thursday released five volumes on various Indian languages documenting their history, landmark events, folklore and songs Read more...

   
 

Five volumes on Indian languages released

Published on 09-09-2013

 

The Peoples' Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI) here Thursday released five volumes on various Indian languages documenting their history, landmark events, folklore and songs. PLSI is a nationwide survey aimed at working out alternate ways of development of the various Indian languages and maintaining organic links between scholarship and the social context. It has planned release of 50 volumes on the Indian languages and divided them into state and national series. Read more...

   
 

Five volumes on Indian languages released

Published on 09-09-2013

 

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Peoples' Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI) here Thursday released five volumes on various Indian languages documenting their history, landmark events, folklore and songs. Read more...

   
 

Linguistic survey in final leg to document 780 languages

Published on 09-09-2013

 

Over 100 years after Irish Orientalist John Abraham Grierson brought out his detailed study of Indian languages in 1900 after an effort of 28 years, the Peoples Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI), a rights-based movement is now in the final stages of bringing out the final documentation in the country. Read more...

   
 

India fight to preserve dying languages

Published on 09-09-2013

 

NEW DELHI, India — This fall, a plucky Indian professor of English will fire the first shot in a battle to revolutionize how this large, diverse country perceives itself. The key to his project: an army of some 2,000 volunteer linguists, translators and typists. Read more...

   
 

Five volumes on Indian languages released

Published on 09-09-2013

 

PLSI is a nationwide survey aimed at working out alternate ways of development of the various Indian languages and maintaining organic links between scholarship and the social context. It has planned release of 50 volumes on the Indian languages and divided them into state and national series. Read more...

   
 

Over 200 languages lost in diverse India, study finds

Published on 09-09-2013

 

More than 200 languages have vanished in India over the last 50 years, a new study says, blaming urban migration and fear among nomadic tribes of speaking their traditional tongues. Read more...

   
 

Protecting India's Linguistic Riches

Published on 09-09-2013

 

In New Delhi this week, the findings of an ambitious and methodologically inventive survey of Indian linguistic plenitude were made available to the public. The project, called the People's Linguistic Survey of India, establishes the number of languages currently in circulation at an astonishing 780. Read more...

   
 

Recognition for voice of India’s hearing impaired

Published on 09-09-2013

 

When Ganesh Devy of People's Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI), set out to map all languages spoken in the country, he was in for a few surprises. He discovered that India spoke a whopping 780 languages and that 200 languages had vanished in the last 50 years. Read more...

   
 

Survey notifies 780 languages

Published on 09-09-2013

 

The People's Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI), the first of its kind survey on the living Indian languages after Independence, has notified 780 languages in the country, highlighting that India is a garden of languages and not a graveyard of languages. Read more...

   
 

Paper Article

Published on 09-09-2013

 

One does not inhabit a country; one inhabits a language. That is our country - Emil M Cioran, Romanian philosopher. Once upon a time, strong nations were imagined to be those with a single, unifying language. Many used to wonder if India could stay united if it allowed so many tongues to flourish. Read more...

   
 

Over 200 languages lost in the country, a struggle to save others

Published on 09-09-2013

 

Over 200 languages lost in the country, a struggle to save others Read more...

   
 

[MLE] Outlook article on PLSI points out the value of MLE

Published on 09-09-2013

 

This week there are lots of articles in the media about the language situation in India because of the release of the People’s Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI) results. The Outlook Article: Speaking of us links the issue of language loss and language celebration to the need for multilingual education. It starts with touching story about a tribal girl getting a second chance in a multilingual school in Gujarat after she failed in the regular system: Read more...

   
 

Over 200 languages lost in the country, a struggle to save others

Published on 09-09-2013

 

Garjan Kumar Mallick is a man on a mission. He is determined to save his mother tongue which is slowly dying out. Belonging to the Dhimaal tribe in Darjeeling, Mr Mallick is among the 350-odd people left in the country who can speak the dialect, which has the same name as their community Read more...

   
 

Five volumes on Indian languages released

Published on 07-09-2013

 

Five volumes on Indian languages released Read more...

   
 

Recognition for voice of India's hearing impaired

Published on 06-09-2013

 

Recognition for voice of India's hearing impaired Read more...

   
 

Masters And Surveys

Published on 02-09-2013

 

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Reschooling The Adivasi Academy in Tejgadh, Gujarat

Published on 02-09-2013

 

Reschooling The Adivasi Academy in Tejgadh, Gujarat Read more...

   
 

The Keeper Of The Lingual Flame

Published on 02-09-2013

 

The Keeper Of The Lingual Flame Read more...

   
 

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Published on 28-08-2013

 

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Loud voices muffle smaller

Published on 28-08-2013

 

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World Language Meet-2012

Published on 23-08-2013

 

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20 languages go extinct in Andhra Pradesh: Study

Published on 23-08-2013

 

Andhra Pradesh has lost 20 languages in the last 50 years, researchers said after the completion of a four-year pan-India linguistic survey. The study links extinction of languages to livelihood threats and pressure on tribes to integrate with mainstream society. Read more...

   
 

Next Nobel prize must go to Kannada: Devy

Published on 23-08-2013

 

What fascinates Ganesh N Devy (63), who started his career as a professor of English, most is the formation and evolution of languages. Since 1996, Devy has been researching on the life of languages. He spearheaded the recently concluded People's Linguistic Survey of India. Excerpts from the interview. Read more...

   
 

India’s lost 220 languages in past 50 years.

Published on 23-08-2013

 

India has lost around 20% of its languages in the past five decades, a survey by the Vadodara-based Bhasha Research and Publication Centre has revealed. Read more...

   
 

The Chharas Observe Independence Day on August 31st, but why?

Published on 17-08-2013

 

The Chharas Observe Independence Day on August 31st, but why? Read more...

   
 

Paper Article

Published on 11-08-2013

 

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India Speaks 780 Ways

Published on 11-08-2013

 

India Speaks 780 Ways Publication : The Sunday Express Edition : Mumbai Read more...

   
 

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Published on 10-08-2013

 

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Gujarat Maharashtra Languages

Published on 10-08-2013

 

Gujarat Maharashtra Languages Publication : Divya Bhashkar Edition : Mumbai Read more...

   
 

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India lost 220 languages in past 50 years : Survey

Published on 09-08-2013

 

India lost 220 languages in past 50 years : Survey Publication : Times Of India Edition : Pune Date : 9 August 2013 Read more...

   
 

No govt policy to save dying languages

Published on 09-08-2013

 

No govt policy to save dying languages Read more...

   
 

India's First Language Survey In 100 yrs ready

Published on 09-08-2013

 

India's First Language Survey In 100 yrs ready Read more...

   
 

There is no govt policy to save dying languages

Published on 09-08-2013

 

There is no govt policy to save dying languages Publication : Times of India Edition : Mumbai Read more...

   
 

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Published on 09-08-2013

 

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Twenty Languages In State On Road To Extinction, Says Survey

Published on 08-08-2013

 

Twenty Languages In State On Road To Extinction, Says Survey Read more...

   
 

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Published on 08-08-2013

 

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Comprehensive Survey Capture Glory of Karnataka's Languages

Published on 08-08-2013

 

Comprehensive Survey Capture Glory of Karnataka's Languages Read more...

   
 

Karnataka Linguistic Survey

Published on 07-08-2013

 

Karnataka Linguistic Survey. Another publication in Bangalore post the press conference on Karnataka’s linguistic survey. Read more...

   
 

780 language spoken in India, 250 lost in last 50 years

Published on 06-08-2013

 

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Published on 06-08-2013

 

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Published on 06-08-2013

 

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Published on 05-08-2013

 

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Published on 05-08-2013

 

Paper Artical in Hindi news paper Read more...

   
 

Mind Gets More active by learning other languages.

Published on 05-08-2013

 

Mind Gets More active by learning other languages. Read more...

   
 

Hindi in 2060

Published on 05-08-2013

 

Hindi in 2060 Read more...

   
 

Hindi Going Strong in Country:Survey

Published on 05-08-2013

 

Hindi Going Strong Read more...

   
 

870 Languages spoken in India, 40in bihar alone!

Published on 05-08-2013

 

40 language in Bihar Read more...

   
 

Bihar and Jharkhand Language Survey

Published on 05-08-2013

 

Language Survey Read more...

   
 

Paper Article

Published on 05-08-2013

 

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People Linguistic Survey of India Finds 10 Languages Endangered

Published on 03-08-2013

 

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Countries 780 Language Script In 70 Voluems

Published on 02-08-2013

 

Countries 780 Language Script In 70 Voluems Read more...

   
 

Kannada will surpass in German, French in 30 years

Published on 02-08-2013

 

Kannada will surpass in German, French in 30 years Read more...

   
 

10 Languages Endangered

Published on 02-08-2013

 

10 Languages Endangered Read more...

   
 

Book On Indian Languages Releasing on sept. 5

Published on 02-08-2013

 

Book On Indian Languages Releasing on sept. 5 Read more...

   
 

World Level Recognition For Kannada In Last 30 Years

Published on 02-08-2013

 

World Level Recognition For Kannada In Last 30 Years Read more...

   
 

Book On Languages Releasing On 5th September

Published on 02-08-2013

 

Book On Languages Releasing On 5th September Read more...

   
 

State's 10 Languages are vanishing soon

Published on 02-08-2013

 

State's 10 Languages are vanishing soon Read more...

   
 

10 Tribal Languages On The Verge Of Extinction

Published on 02-08-2013

 

10 Tribal Languages On The Verge Extiction Read more...

   
 

Kannada Is One Of The Ancient Language Like Tamil

Published on 02-08-2013

 

Publication : Suvarna Times Of Karnataka Edition : Bangalore Read more...

   
 

Brightness Of Kannada Languages Along With Others

Published on 02-08-2013

 

Publication : Rajastan Pathrika Edition : Bangalore Read more...

   
 

Linguistic Survey In Final Leg To Document 780 Languages

Published on 01-08-2013

 

Linguistic Survey In Final Leg To Document 780 Languages Read more...

   
 

780 language spoken in India

Published on 01-08-2013

 

780 language spoken in India Read more...

   
 

56 Languages in state

Published on 01-08-2013

 

Publication : Ee Sanje Edition : Bangalore Read more...

   
 

Paper Article

Published on 18-07-2013

 

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PLSI in news

Published on 08-10-2012

 

An article on PLSI in a daily newspaper of Chhattisgarh. Read more...

   
 

Forthcoming PLSI Workshops, 2012

Published on 04-10-2012

 

Detailed schedule of PLSI workshops which are to be conducted in various states in the year 2012. Read more...

   
 

BRPC pitches for Constitutional recognition to Indian Sign Language

Published on 20-08-2012

 

News of the PLSI workshop on Indian Sign Language. Read more...

   
 

An article on People's Linguistic Survey of India

Published on 24-06-2012

 

An article on PLSI appeared in Marathi language daily "Lokmat" on 24th June. Read more...

   
 

200+ Languages on the PLSI website

Published on 20-06-2012

 

More than 200 Languages in Non - Scheduled and Scheduled categories. Read more...

   
 

PLSI news in Lokmat (Marathi)

Published on 15-06-2012

 

PLSI news in Marathi daily newspaper Lokmat Read more...

   
 

Peoples Linguistic Survey of India to document 55 endangered state Languages

Published on 04-05-2012

 

GUWAHATI: Prof GN Devy, founder chairperson Peoples’ Linguistic Survey of India is going to document around 55 living and endangered languages of the State. Read more...

   
 

People's Linguistic Survey of India documents 'live' languages

Published on 03-05-2012

 

GUWAHATI: People's Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI), a non-governmental campaign for protection of languages, has embarked on documenting 'live' languages among diverse communities in the northeast as part of its efforts to safeguard the cultural heritage of the country. Read more...

   
 

Assam Languages

Published on 03-05-2012

 

The People’s Linguistic Survey of India today said the number of speakers of Assam’s two scheduled languages, Assamese and Bodo, is increasing over the years while the other languages are showing a declining trend. Read more...

   
 

India's tribal people fast becoming lost for words

Published on 30-04-2012

 

India losing languages faster than anywhere else on earth. Of the 7000 languages now spoken around the world, only about 600 are expected to survive until the end of the century. Totopara in India is fighting to keep it's language alive. Read more...

   
 

Teach children in their mother tongues: Devy

Published on 21-04-2012

 

An article published in Orissa Post on 20.4.12. Read more...

   
 

"PLSI is necessary"

Published on 04-04-2012

 

Article appeared in Hindi language daily newspaper, Hindustan on 4.4.12 Read more...

   
 

PLSI workshop in Patna, Bihar

Published on 04-04-2012

 

News article appeared in Prabhat Khabar newspaper, related to the one day workshop on PLSI in Patna, Bihar. Read more...

   
 

Uttarakhand PLSI Workshop News

Published on 18-03-2012

 

News about PLSI workshop in Uttarakhand published in Amar Ujala Newspaper. Read more...

   
 

Uttarakhand PLSI Workshop News

Published on 18-03-2012

 

People's Linguistic Survey will provide identity to marginalized languages - Dainik Jagran news Read more...

   
 

New Entries to the Web site

Published on 04-02-2012

 

Language entries for Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh available. Read more...

   
 

Indian Languages near Extinction

Published on 15-01-2012

 

An interview with Dr. Devy Read more...

   
 

Bigger Language Carnival in Future

Published on 11-01-2012

 

After the success of Bhasha Vasudha 2012, Bhasha Research and Publication Center hopes to bring representatives of around 7000 languages together at one place in near future. Read more...

   
 

Bhasha Vasudha 2012

Published on 08-01-2012

 

News About Bhasha Vasudha 2012 appeared in Laksatta, a Marathi language daily newspaper. Read more...

   
 

Bhasha Vasudha

Published on 07-01-2012

 

Bhasha Vasudha Dates: 7th and 8th January 2012, Vadodara Read more...

   
 

Chotro International Conference

Published on 06-01-2012

 

Chotro International Conference on Imagining the Intangible: Languages, Literature and Visual Arts of the Indigenous is the fourth Conference being held in the Chotro Conference series. Organized by Bhasha Research and Publication Centre in association with European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (EACLALS) is being convened at Vadodara from the 6th to the 8th January 2012. Read more...

   
 

Vadodara city to host International Language Conference

Published on 04-01-2012

 

News about Bhasha Vasudha Conference which appeared in The Times of India on 4th of January, 2012 Read more...

   
 

Bhasha Vasudha 2012

Published on 03-01-2012

 

Global Language conference to take place in Vadodara, Gujarat. News article in Sandesh, a Gujarati language newspaper. Read more...

   
 

Tribal Indian Languages under Threat in age of globalisation

Published on 15-12-2011

 

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Dr. Ganesh Devy Received Linguapax Awards

Published on 15-12-2011

 

Dr. Ganesh Devy was awarded the 2011 International Linguapax Award on May 31st. Read more...

   
 

‘People's linguistic survey' next year

Published on 11-03-2010

 

After about 100 years, a “people's linguistic survey” will be carried out in the country sometime next year, the founder of the Bhasha Research and Publication Centre, Professor Ganesh Devy, announced here on Wednesday. Read more...