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Published by Motilal Banarasidass, Indian Institute of Advanced Study in Delhi, Shimla .
Written in English



  • India


  • Sociolinguistics -- India -- Congresses.

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About the Edition

Seminar papers, with special reference to India.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies.

Statementedited by Lachman M. Khubchandani.
SeriesMLBD series in linguistics ;, v. 5
ContributionsKhubchandani, Lachman Mulchand., Indian Institute of Advanced Study.
LC ClassificationsP40.45.I4 L35 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 158 p. :
Number of Pages158
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2166426M
ISBN 108120804600
LC Control Number88903620

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