ISBN 9788121501262,Samartha Theory Of  Panini And  Sentence Derivation

Samartha Theory Of Panini And Sentence Derivation



Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 1984

ISBN 9788121501262

ISBN-10 8121501261

Hard Back

Number of Pages 113 Pages
Language (English)

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Panini's Astadhyayi is a compendium of linguistic theories. Panini bases his grammatical description of the language on certain concepts underlying his sutras, but for which he could not have exhausted the description of the Bhasa. Here is the theory of Samartha pervading the whole grammar of Panini. The author brings out the original import of Samartha and explains the theory as a unique type of linguistic concept thoroughly useful not only for ancient Indian grammarians but also for modern linguists. The author has pioneered in demonstrating the genuine derivational process, defying the traditional texts in form of commentaries, and the present pedagogy prevailing in the universities etc. The author proves with internal evidences of implications and application of the sutras that Panini's Astadhyayi is basically meant for the derivation of the sentences, word-derivation being only an intermediatory step. The author incidentally brings out the language-theory of Panini which is found as an integrated system and not a piece-meal one. The book reserves for itself the credit to reveal the real stand of Panini as grammarian and linguist. The work is altogether unique and thought-provoking which will be found to pen a new dimension and to provide the lead to the modern mind with respect to the studies in Panini in the East and the West.