V ariation and Change
Essays b y W illiam Bright
S elected a nd I ntroduced
b y A nwar S. D il
S tanford U niversity P ress, S tanford, C alifornia 1 976
Part I I. South Asia
Linguistic Change in S ome Indian
Title First write the topic number and then write your own title that best reveals your argument
and position related to that topic.
Argumentative Analysis: Do not merely document or describe, but also VERIFY and
Regional Language Editors
Afeefa Banu, Urdu
Vidyut Bhagwat, Marathi
Vijaya Dabbe, Kannada
Jharna D har, Bengali
Janey James, Malayalam
S. S. Kalpana, Tamil
Shirin Kudehedkar, Gujarati
K. Lalita, Telugu
J ayanta Mahapatra, Oriya
LING115/RELST 115: Language and Culture in India
Handouts 18 &18A
What are some of the commonly shared cultural conventions in India?
What is meant by face in the literature on politeness?
LING 115: Language and Culture of India
1. What all can be included in defining culture which is the total way of
life of a people?
2. Do you agree with Geertzs statement that cultural analysis is
intrinsically incomplete? Justify your answer.
LING/RELST 115: Language and Culture in India
The Speaking Tree: the Common cultural Bond
1. When there are multiple languages and multiple identities (regional, caste, gender, linguistics),
is it po