1. Exploring Linguistic Diversity in India: A Spatial Analysis

    Abstract. In the context of the modernization debate, social scientists have argued that there is a negative association between linguistic diversity within the country and economic development. India is a land characterized by "unity in diversity" amidst a multicultural society. This is represented by variety in culture such as different ...

  2. Full article: Measuring the multilingual reality: lessons from

    1. Introduction. India is among the most linguistically diverse countries in the world according to the Linguistic Diversity Index reported by UNESCO (Citation 2009).There are 22 languages recognised by the constitution and 121 languages spoken by more than 10,000 people, according to the 2001 census data (Government of India Citation 2001).This multilingual diversity presents an extraordinary ...

  3. Multilingualism in India

    Another aspect of India's multilingualism is that each mother tongue, or regional language, roughly belongs to one or more states. India's twenty-eight states have been largely organized along linguistic lines since the 1950s, just after Independence, with the formation of the southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh in 1953 for Telugu speakers.

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    In his 1937 essay, "The Question of Language," he contended that it is "the cry of the ignorant that India is a babel of tongues with hundreds and hundreds of languages." ... Hence even as he appears to be wrong about the nature of linguistic diversity in India, ...

  5. Exploring Linguistic Diversity in India: A Spatial Analysis

    The present study revolves around the contemporary scenario of language diversity of India with special emphasis on West Bengal. Download Free PDF View PDF. ... In this essay, we reconsider the topic of "Linguistic Diversity in South Asia"-the title of the landmark 1960 volume edited by Charles Ferguson and John Gumperz-from the perspective of ...

  6. Linguistic Diversity, Education, and Democracy in India

    The essay does so in the following parts: first, a brief overview of India's linguistic diversity; second, India's language-in-education policies; third, language recommendations in the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020); fourth, conceptual and implementation challenges of these recommendations; and fifth, some initiatives that ...

  7. PDF Linguistic history and language diversity in India: Views and counterviews

    1. Introduction. The aim of this paper is to lend a linguistic perspective on the issue of human diversity and ancestry in India to the non-linguists at this seminar. The paper is an overview of the major views and evidences gleaned from the available literature. The paper is organized as follows: Section 1 introduces the linguistic diversity ...

  8. Essay on Linguistic Diversity in India

    Here is your essay on linguistic diversity in India ! India has become a land of many tongues and has been called "as a tower of veritable languages" or a "Museum of languages". In 1950, the States in India were reorganized on linguistic basis. As a result, the domiciles of a particular state speak a particular language.

  9. Preserving The Rich Tapestry Of India's Linguistic Heritage

    The cultural and religious diversity of India is reflected in the rich and varied tapestry of languages, dialects, and traditions that make up India's linguistic heritage. Indian languages have had a significant impact on the culture and civilization of India, from ancient Sanskrit texts to the various regional languages that are still spoken ...

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    This chapter focuses on literacy and linguistic diversity in India as the second most populous nation in the world. India is home to different types of writing systems and linguistic situations; however, literacy acquisition in the region is often defined using alphasyllabic akshara orthographies and multilingualism.

  11. Linguistic minorities in India: Entrenched legal and educational

    There are over 1,369 different languages in India but many face the real threat of disappearing in the near future. P Avinash Reddy looks at the available constitutional protections as well as the institutional threats that minority languages face - and how affirmative action might hold the key to protecting them.. Language is a crucial and defining aspect in the life of every individual.

  12. (PDF) Linguistic Diversity, Education, and Democracy in India

    Linguistic Diversity, Education, and Democracy in India: Prospects and Challenges. January 2021. Bulletin of Chelyabinsk State University. DOI: 10.47475/1994-2796-2021-10919.

  13. Linguistic history and language diversity in India ...

    The paper is organized as follows: Section 1 introduces. the linguistic diversity and language families of India. It. concludes by stating two contesting hypotheses regarding. the peopling of ...

  14. 15 Linguistic Diversity in India's Polity and Economy

    India's linguistic diversity is impressive. With over 1,500 reported mother tongues in past censuses, India has been lauded, by UNESCO among others, for its relatively successful maintenance of linguistic diversity. This success can be ascribed to its complex linguistic regime. There are several components of India's language regime.

  15. India's Linguistic Diversity

    The Linguistic Survey of India conducted between 1894-1903, led by Sir George Abraham Grierson, reported 179 languages and 544 dialects spoken in India. The People's Linguistic Survey of India (2010-2012) reported the existence of 780 languages (without making a distinction between language and dialect). The Ethnologue classified 447 ...

  16. Linguistic diversity of India

    There is a popular aphorism that depicts India's linguistic diversity rather well: Kos-kos par badle paani, chaar kos par baani (The language spoken in India changes every few kilometres, just like the taste of the water). The 2011 linguistic census accounts for 121 mother tongues, including 22 languages listed in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution.

  17. Exploring Linguistic Diversity in India: A Spatial Analysis

    PACLIC. 2022. TLDR. This work will examine the effectiveness of transformer language models like BERT, RoBERTa, ALBERT, and DistilBERT on existing Indian hate speech datasets such as HASOC-Hindi (2019), HASOC-Marathi (2021) and Ben-gali Hate Speech (BenHateSpeech) over binary classification. Expand.

  18. Essay on Indian Languages

    Essay on Indian Languages. India is the home of a very large number of languages. In fact, so many languages and dialects are spoken in India that it is often described as a 'museum of languages'. The language diversity is by all means baffling. In popular parlance it is often described as 'linguistic pluralism'.

  19. Linguistic Diversity

    Linguistic diversity is generally perceived as declining, although the number of languages in the world, as counted by catalogues such as Ethnologue, is actually increasing year on year. This paper will consider what is meant by linguistic diversity, how it is measured and valued, why it is seen as under threat, why this matters, and to whom. The paper will trace how the concept of linguistic ...

  20. Essay on Cultural Diversity in India

    Language Diversity. India is a linguistically diverse country with over 1600 spoken languages. Every state has its own language, and people take pride in their linguistic heritage. ... 250 Words Essay on Cultural Diversity in India Introduction. India, often referred to as a 'melting pot' of cultures, stands as a testament to the confluence ...

  21. Diversity In India Essay

    India's diversity is a source of strength and a major source of pride for the country. It has enabled the country to become a major player in the global economy, while preserving its traditional values and customs. The presence of different religions, languages, and cultures has enabled the country to become a more tolerant and inclusive society.

  22. Essay on "Linguistic Diversity in India" (2156 Words)

    Essay on the Linguistic Diversity in India (2156 Words). India is a land of vastness and continuity. The people of India display high degree of diversity in their languages and dialects. It has been acquired through a long process of peopling of the Sub-continent by heterogeneous ethnic groups drawn from the neighbouring regions of Asia. […]

  23. Sentiment Analysis Across Languages: Evaluation Before and After

    People communicate in more than 7,000 languages around the world, with around 780 languages spoken in India alone. Despite this linguistic diversity, research on Sentiment Analysis has predominantly focused on English text data, resulting in a disproportionate availability of sentiment resources for English. This paper examines the performance of transformer models in Sentiment Analysis tasks ...