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McConnell, Grant D. 1991. A macro-sociolinguiostic analysis of language vitality: geolinguistic profiles and scenarios of language contact in India. (Publication of the International Center for Research on Language Planning A-23). Québec: Les Presses de l´université Laval. xxv +431 pp.
Publication type
Book – monograph
Publication language
Language as a subject


This book proposes to establish a vitality rating of 50 Indic languages by means of a geolinguistic survey and to integrate this construct into broader language construct scenarios. The six major parts of this book consist of: (socio)linguistic language surveys; historical background on Indic languages; types of language contact and distribution; profiles of language standardization and development; theories of language spread and scenarios of language contact; and language vitality measurement in selected contexts.