New Book: A Pali Grammar for Students
- Steven Collins made an announcement of his new book on the H Buddhism list.
I may have missed it, but haven't seen it mentioned on this list, so i
reproduce the announcement below:
I would like to announce the publication of my book
A Pali Grammar for Students (2006)
by Silkworm Press, Chiang Mai, priced at 695 baht
Silkworm's books are distributed in the USA by the
University of Washington Press, priced at $30.00
<http://www.washington.edu/uwpress%29.> I don't know if
there are similar arrangements with other presses in
The back cover blurb says:
This book is intended for modern students, inside or
outside the classroom, as a work of reference rather
than a "teach yourself" textbook. It presents an
introductory sketch of Pali using both European and
South Asian grammatical categories. In English
language works, Pali is standardly presented in the
traditional terms of English grammar, derived fron the
Classical tradition, with which many modern students
are unfamiliar. This work discusses and reflects upon
those categories, and has an Appendix devoted to them.
It also introduces the main categories of traditional
Sanskrit and Pali grammar, drawing in particular on
the medieval Pali text _Saddaniti_, by Aggavamsa. Each
grammatical form is illustrated by examples taken from
Pali texts, mostly canonical. Although some previous
knowledge of Sanskrit would be helpful, the book is
meant also to be usable by those without previous
linguistic training. A bibliographical Appendix
refers to other, complementary resources.
University of Chicagos-collins@...
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