Printer friendly

What does NIA stand for?

NIA stands for New Indo-Aryan (linguistics)

This definition appears somewhat frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:

  • Science, medicine, engineering, etc.

See other definitions of NIA

Other Resources:
We have 184 other meanings of NIA in our Acronym Attic

Samples in periodicals archive:

In this piece her scholarly approach is fully on display--deeply concerned with textual evidence, basing grammatical analyses not on forms detached from their context but on the grammar that emerges from text, sensitive to meter and to other indirect clues to linguistic structure such as register, and to the linguistic reality often partly concealed by orthography, alive to the interplay of archaism and innovation in the language and to the linguistic processes that reconfigure older features of language in new structures, and eager to situate whatever language she's focused on in the larger web of Indo-Aryan languages, not only more or less contemporary Middle Indic forms but also earlier Vedic and later Apabhramsa and even New Indo-Aryan.
Grierson had suggested dividing New Indo-Aryan into three subgroupings which he called midland languages, intermediate languages and outer languages (Southworth 2005: 130).
Tessitori is best known for his extensive work in the languages that he termed Old Western Rajasthani, nowadays termed Old Gujarati, Marwari, Braj, and Pingala, collective representatives of the New Indo-Aryan (NIA) languages.
The language or languages of these texts are various forms of early New Indo-Aryan, in a style often referred to as sant bhasa, but with influences from a diversity of languages, including Sanskrit, Apabhramsha, Braj, Hindi, Marathi, Lahnda, and Panjabi.
It provides valuable evidence of early Muslim participation in the formation of Indian literary canons and probably predates the creation of literatures in the new Indo-Aryan languages.
Anusandhan is an irregular publication of excellent philological scholarship, edited by a leading Svetambar Murtipujak scholar-monk and the doyen of Indian New Indo-Aryan linguistic scholars.