A Badaga and English Dictionary Glossary and Gazetteer (3 Parts Set)
Paul Hockings and Christiane Pilot-Raichoor
  • ISBN 13 : 9789391928179
  • year : 2023
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
The two authors were jointly responsible for the first version of this Badaga Dictionary (Berlin 1992). It is now extensively revised and ex­panded to two volumes, and – unique for a Dravidian dictionary – it includes some 2000 local place-names. The vocabulary documented here was partly collected by the two authors during long-term fieldwork, but otherwise came from records of Badaga folk literature. Although there are several dialects of the language, these have not yet been sys­tematically studied; but dialectal variations are nonetheless recorded wherever they are known. An introductory essay examines the status of the language, while another essay outlines the cultural history of the Badaga people. Many entries here include the bibliographic references to the extensive Nilgiri regional literature, and these will prove invaluable to natural scientists, even those not concerned with the Badaga language. Thousands of entries also include notes on religious or cultural beliefs and practices in the Nilgiri Hills. About the Author Paul Hockings studied anthropology and linguistics at Sydney, Toronto, Chicago, Stanford and California (Berkeley) universities. He was the editor of the Encyclopedia of the Nilgiri Hills (Manohar 2012), as well as author of several other books on the anthropology of that area. He also pioneered the style of documentary known as Observational Cinema, with a film on an Irish peasant community, The Village (Hockings and McCarty 1968). The late Christiane Pilot-Raichoor was a linguist with a doctorate (1991) from the University of Paris – Sorbonne, specializing in the Badaga language. She supervised grammar and etymology in the Dictionary.