[INDOLOGY] INDUS CIVILISATION.
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In connection with the Indus Civilization issue, some may be interested to know that one of the Padma award recipients this year is Michel Danino, who is a Guest Professor at IIT, Gandhinagar (http://www.iitgn.ac.in/faculty/humanities/michel.htm <http://www.iitgn.ac.in/faculty/humanities/michel.htm>, with a link to his publications). He is also a member of ICHR, nominated by the current Indian Government.
> On Feb 4, 2017, at 8:05 PM, Dean Michael Anderson via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
> Thanks for posting those articles Michael. The probable influence of Munda on the IVC is an area that has not been emphasized enough, imho.
> From: "Witzel, Michael" <witzel at fas.harvard.edu>
> To: Indology <indology at list.indology.info>
> Cc: "Witzel, Michael" <witzel at fas.harvard.edu>; Steve Farmer <saf at safarmer.com>; Dean Michael Anderson <eastwestcultural at yahoo.com>
> Sent: Saturday, February 4, 2017 9:18 PM
> Subject: Re: [INDOLOGY] INDUS CIVILISATION.
> Dear All,
> Re: Blench et al. (below) on a South-East Asian origin of Munda (and other Austroasiatic languages), the opposite position has been argued by P. Donegan and D. Stampe (U. Hawai’i, Mānoa) :
> P Donegan, D Stampe. Rhythm and the synthetic drift of Munda <https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=GHzXs3FHeFUC&oi=fnd&pg=PA3&dq=donegan+stampe&ots=KjInYVFx7-&sig=daQvRdCqtP0TUypIvOcXYnAMqEo>. The yearbook of South Asian languages …, 2004
> The polarity of Munda vs Mon-Khmer recalls that of ancient vs modern Indo-European:
> synthetic head-last vs analytic head-first (Lehmann 1974). But Munda and Mon-Khmer are
> far more divergent. Indo-European was never/w/ysynthetic, but many Munda languages are...
> P Donegan, D Stampe. South-East Asian Features in the Munda Languages: Evidence for the analytic-to-synthetic drift of Munda <http://www.ling.hawaii.edu/faculty/donegan/Papers/2002mundadrift.pdf> Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Annual …, 2002.
> The Munda (South Asian) and Mon-Khmer (South-East Asian) branches of the Austroasiatic
> language family are so exactly opposite at every level of structure that Sir George Grierson
> in his Linguistic Survey of India remarked that if they were descended from a common ...
> cf. also: http://ling.lll.hawaii.edu/austroasiatic/AA/rhythm1983.pdf <http://ling.lll.hawaii.edu/austroasiatic/AA/rhythm1983.pdf>
>>>> http://www.rogerblench.info/Ar chaeology/SE%20Asia/Blench%20A A%20prehistory%20final.pdf <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.rogerblench.info_Archaeology_SE-2520Asia_Blench-2520AA-2520prehistory-2520final.pdf&d=CwMFaQ&c=WO-RGvefibhHBZq3fL85hQ&r=tFXzIbyKS2C0TpVqKsMrj46qwsAermBN5wzaDe51So0&m=he3VBRBYUqYb2aD3vFDO3b3dYNbfiOg9FavfOaJTbVE&s=ST8bUE4HIn08fZ5VRA4xzanm3dDi0DRcQr4BXIRD0uo&e=>
>>>> Munda people expansion is said to be only from 3500 BP.
>>>> Reconstructing Austroasiatic prehistory
>>>> by Roger Blench,
>>>> Chapter in Jenny, M. & P. Sidwell (eds.) 2015. Handbook of the Austroasiatic Languages. Leiden: Brill.
> More on the Indus languages (and signs) separately, when I get a moment.
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