Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1,7, RWTH Aachen University (Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Sprachwissenschaften), course: Varieties of English, language: English, abstract: English is spoken all around the world. There is hardly any place in the world where you can not see or hear the impact English has on every part of our daily life. The English language also reshaped India's linguistic situation, since the first Englishman has reached 'Goa in October 1597' (Mehrotra 1998: 3). India has always been a multilingual country. Eighteen different Indian languages derived from the four language families 'Indo-European, Dravidian, Austro-Asiatic and Sino-Tibetan' (Mehrotra 1998:1). Hindi is spoken by most of the people but nevertheless there would not be a language shared by a major part of the population, if English had not entered the country in the 16th century. The English language became the lingua franca between Englishmen and Indians and later between the Indians themselves. In 1971 223,981 Indians stated that English is their mother tongue and it was estimated that about 25 million Indians speak English as a second language (cf. Mehrotra 1998: 1). This vast number shows the importance Indian English has for the world and the Indians themselves and therefore arouse my interest to give a description of the linguistic situation in India, and thereby going into detail as regards Indian English.
The papers in this volume discuss issues related to Tibetan art from the 7th the 20th century, dealing with relevant religious and historical sources, religious painting and iconography, medical iconography, painting materials and schools, metalwork, ritual objects, photographic records, artists.
Proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the Iats, 2003. Volume 11: Tibetan Modernities: Notes from the Field on Cultural and Social Change
These essential readings in the emerging field of Tibetan literary studies offer specialists and non-specialists provocative new studies of contemporary Tibetan literature and criticism, ranging from discussions of individual works to theoretical interventions. The nature of Tibetan literature as both a regional voice within China and a transnational voice in the world is explored by L. Hartley on the relationship between the terms rtsom-rig, wen, and literature, F. Robin on historical fiction, L. Maconi on literature in the Yunnan Tibetan areas, T. Dhondup on Mongolian-Tibetan writers, J. Drakpa on poetic explication, P. Schiaffini on the creation of Tibetan subjectivities, F.X. Erhard on magical realism, and Gray Tuttle's interview with writer and critic Pema Bhum.
Since the occupation of Tibet by the Peoples Republic of China in 1959, former border principalities and feudatories of the former realm of the Dalai Lama have broken away and have developed sociopolitical and economic bonds with other states. Sikkim, Bhutan, Ladakh, and the Tibeto-Burman speaking regions of Burma, Nepal, and others have all developed strong ethnic identities apart from Tibet. Eleven well-known scholars working in these borderlands of Tibet present in this volume aspects of their current historical, linguistic, and ethnographic research. Originally presented at the Oxford University meeting of the International Association of Tibetan Studies in 2003, the volume provides a unique panoply of cultural diversity within the contemporary Tibeto-Burman speaking world. It is presented in an illustrated format, along with an introduction.
Old Tibetan Studies, edited by Cristina Scherrer-Schaub, is an inquiry into secular and religious Old Tibetan documents from Central Asia and Tibet. The volume is written with the intent to confront facts and textualization and contribute to the clarification of particular aspects of the administrative and legislative organization, the ecclesiastical institution, and the religious, monastic, intellectual and material culture of Old Tibet and its borderlands.The material is critically examined from different perspectives, focusing on classical disciplines (history, linguistics, lexicography, philology, codicology and diplomacy).With contributions by Roland Bielmeier, Anne Chayet, Helga Uebach, Kazushi Iwao, Siglinde Dietz, Yoshiro Imaeda, Bianca Horlemann, Brandon Dotson,Tsuguhito Takeuchi.
This collection of studies on the anthropology and history of Tibetan medicine provides fascinating new insights into both dynamic developments and historical continuities in medical knowledge and practice that have been manifest in a range of traditional and contemporary Tibetan societies.
The proceedings of the seminars of the International Association for Tibetan Studies (IATS) have developed into 'the most representative world-wide cross-section of Tibetan Studies. They are an indispensable reference-work for anyone interested in Tibet and capture the cutting edge of Tibet-related research.This volume is the second of three volumes of general proceedings of the Ninth Seminar of the IATS. It presents a careful selection of scholarly and academic articles on Tibetan Buddhist and Bon religious culture, including a sizeable section of anthropological contributions.The complete series covers ten volumes. The other seven volumes are the outcome of expert panels. Of special interest to readers of this book are the edited volumes by Katia Buffetrille & Hildegard Diemberger (anthropology: territory and identity), Helmut Eimer & David Germano (Buddhist canon), Toni Huber (anthropology: Amdo cultural revival), Christiaan Klieger (anthropology: presentation of self & identity), and Deborah Klimburg-Salter and Eva Allinger (art history).
Proceedings of the Ninth Seminar of the Iats, 2000. Volume 8: Tibet, Self, and the Tibetan Diaspora: Voices of Difference