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    • Linguistic history and language diversity in India: Views and counterviews


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      This paper addresses the theme of the seminar from the perspective of historical linguistics. It introduces the construct of

      ‘language family’ and then proceeds to a discussion of contact and the dynamics of linguistic exchange among the mainlanguage families of India over several millennia. Some prevalent hypotheses to explain the creation of India as a linguisticarea are presented. The ‘substratum view’ is critically assessed. Evidence from historical linguistics in support of twodominant hypotheses – ‘the Aryan migration view’ and ‘the out-of-India hypothesis’ – is presented and briefly assessed. Inconclusion, it is observed that the current understanding in historical linguistics favours the Aryan migration view, thoughthe ‘substratum view’ is questionable.

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