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Vyākaraṇa – III

Pāṇini’s Aṣṭādhyāyī is a monumental work in the sūtra format (short aphorisms) that establishes the grammar for classical Sanskrit as a language. At the same time, the text also presents a general model for language description, that goes beyond Sanskrit as a specific language instance. This is the third course in a sequence of four courses on Vyākaraṇa (grammar) based on Pāṇini’s Aṣṭādhyāyī which explores his exposition on the operations in the language in its phonetic, morphological, syntactic and semantic forms. The methodology of semantic analysis and description employed by Pāṇini in the form of karaka will be explored as a universal model that is applicable across many languages.

Course Code: SAN 7102

Credit Hours: 3

Course Level: 700

Pāṇini’s Aṣṭādhyāyī is a monumental work in the sūtra format (short aphorisms) that establishes the grammar for classical Sanskrit as a language. At the same time, the text also presents a general model for language description, that goes beyond Sanskrit as a specific language instance. This is the third course in a sequence of four courses on Vyākaraṇa (grammar) based on Pāṇini’s Aṣṭādhyāyī which explores his exposition on the operations in the language in its phonetic, morphological, syntactic and semantic forms. The methodology of semantic analysis and description employed by Pāṇini in the form of karaka will be explored as a universal model that is applicable across many languages.

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Course content:

The course introduces nominal and verbal analysis and generation and elucidates the treatment of semantics in the model of Pāṇini.

In this four-part course of study, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the nominal and verbal analysis and generation in the model of Pāṇini.
  2. Understand the semantic connection among words in a sentence and how sentence meaning is derived.
  3. Use the karaka model in computational word sense disambiguation.
  4. Understand the computational methods used by Pāṇini to accommodate exceptions and deviations in language while framing morphological rules.

Area of Study:- Sanskrit Studies

Required / Elective: Required

Prerequisites: Completion of Vyākaraṇa – II

Faculty / Instructor:  Dr.Tilaka Rao

Quarter Offered:  TBD

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