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Jainism and Language Usage
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From around the early centuries of the Common Era, Jain monastic intellectuals formulated a view of language (Pkt. bhāsā; Skt. bhāṣā) that posited that this quintessentially natural function of living beings was a materia…

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Dundas, Paul, “Jainism and Language Usage”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Jainism Online, Denison University University of Edinburgh University of Bergen University of California, Berkeley John E. Cort, Paul Dundas, Knut A. Jacobsen, Kristi L. Wiley. Consulted online on 29 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2020

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