VYAKARAN, the mailing list for all aspects of South Asian linguistics was started in October 1995 as an informal forum for all who are interested in the languages of South Asia, both modern and classical. It presently has around 125 members in 21 countries.
The aim of this list is to further discussion among interested scholars in ALL aspects of South Asian languages, primarily but not only Indo-Aryan languages. Thus comments and questions on everything from historical linguistics to the modern Indo-Aryan languages, from socio-linguistics to morphology and syntax, from phonology and diglossia to Panini and the Hindi-Urdu question are welcome, just to name a few. It is also intended to supply scholars interested in South Asian linguistics with a forum for discussing new ideas with other interested scholars, as well as providing them with a way of making new contacts with other people interested in the same field.
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If you have any questions, write to firstname.lastname@example.org John Peterson, Institute for South Asian Studies, Kiel, Germany