Study on Telugu status in other states

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Kakinada, May 11 (UNI) A comprehensive study on the status of Telugu as ''linguistic minority'' in other states has been taken up as a pilot project for the preparation of descriptive grammar' to benefit Telugu people residing in the neighbouring states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Orissa and Maharashtra.

Addressing the press here yesterday, Andhra Pradesh Telugu Academy Director Dr J Prathap Reddy said the study was expected to be completed within a couple of years and the descriptive grammar would be brought out later based on it.

Similar studies were conducted on the terminology used in each district based on which related grammar was brought out separately for each district, he added.

Dr Reddy said proposals were mooted for conducting detailed studies on the Telugu spoken by people of the bordering districts as bilingual, tri-lingual and multi-lingual languages.

On the activities of the five-decade-old Telugu Academy, he said, it was imparting training to non-Telugu IAS and IPS officials working in the state, offering basic and advanced courses.

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