Jammu and Kashmir Burushaski: Language, language contact, and change

Jammu and Kashmir Burushaski: Language, language contact, and change
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   CopyrightbySadaf Munshi2006    The Dissertation Committee for Sadaf Munshi Certifies that this is the approvedversion of the following dissertation: JAMMU AND KASHMIR BURUSHASKI:LANGUAGE, LANGUAGE CONTACT, AND CHANGE Committee: Anthony C. Woodbury, Supervisor   S Keith WaltersIan F. Hancock Megan J. CrowhurstPatrick J. Olivelle  JAMMU AND KASHMIR BURUSHASKI:LANGUAGE, LANGUAGE CONTACT, AND CHANGEbySadaf Munshi, B.S., M.A., M.Phil.Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of The University of Texas at Austinin Partial Fulfillmentof the Requirementsfor the Degree of  Doctor of PhilosophyThe University of Texas at AustinAugust, 2006    Dedication To the speakers of J & K BurushaskiTo my parents, Abul Hassan and SyedaAnd to Tasaduq  v  Acknowledgements This research has been supported by the following grants and/or fellowships: theLiberal Arts Graduate Research Fellowship (2003), the National Science Foundation’sDoctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (2004-6; #0418333), and a fellowship from theUniversity of Texas at Austin (2005-6). I am grateful to all the individuals, agenciesand/or institutions that played a role in facilitating or assisting in acquiring all the funds. Iam very grateful to Dr. Richard W. Lariviere, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Dr.Robert D. King, Audre and Bernard Rapoport Regents Chair of Jewish Studies, Dr.James Brow, Director South Asia Institute, and Dr Patrick J. Olivelle, Chair of theDepartment of Asian Studies, for their funding assistance during the last year of mydoctoral program which greatly helped towards the completion of this work.I am extremely grateful to all the people who have assisted me in this project.First and foremost, I would like to thank members of the Burushaski community inJammu & Kashmir without whose participation and support this work would have beenimpossible. In particular, I am very thankful to my primary language consultants: RajaSafdar Ali Khan (Master-Ji), Raja Jamsheed Ali Khan, Raja Mehboob Ali Khan, RajaMajid, Raja Tasleem Khan, Mrs. Sadfar Ali Khan (Mimi), and Ruqsana, who have playeda major role in assisting me in data collection, transcription, and analyses. Of these, I amespecially thankful and indebted to Master-Ji for his relentless support and long-lasting
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