[asialex] Discussion of South Asian Lexicography on Association for Asian Studies Blog

  • From: Walter Hakala <walterha@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: asialex@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:29:01 -0500

Dear Friends,

My book, *Negotiating Languages: Urdu, Hindi, and the Definition of Modern
South Asia* (Columbia, 2016; Primus, 2017), is featured in a recent Q&A on
the Association for Asian Studies #AsiaNow blog. You can read it here:
http://www.asian-studies.org/asia-now/entryid/119/asianow-speaks-with-walter-hakala

Though it is a bit tacky to share this, self-quotation does happen to be
one of the major themes of the book: "I made what I thought was a sensible
decision to stop reading dictionaries as merely a means of understanding
literature, and instead focus on the dictionaries themselves as
repositories of poetic citations, anecdotes, and social history."

Columbia University Press edition:
https://cup.columbia.edu/book/negotiating-languages/9780231178303
Primus (South Asian) edition:
http://www.primusbooks.com/showbookdetail.asp?bookid=154

With best wishes,

Walt Hakala
--
Walter N. Hakala, Associate Professor
Department of English
<http://www.buffalo.edu/cas/english/faculty/faculty_directory/walter-hakala.html>
 and Asian Studies Program <http://www.asianstudies.buffalo.edu/>
University at Buffalo, SUNY

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