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Message 1: Collected papers on Southeast Asian and Pacific Languages

Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2002 12:56:11 +0000
From: Malcolm.Ross <Malcolm.Rossanu.edu.au>
Subject: Collected papers on Southeast Asian and Pacific Languages

		
Title: Collected papers on Southeast Asian and Pacific Languages
Series Title: PL 530
			
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Pacific Linguistics
 http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
			
Editor: Robert S Bauer 

Hardback: ISBN: 0858834077, Pages: x + 203, Price: Australia A$53.90
	 International A$49.00

Abstract:
			
The languages investigated in these papers represent the five major
language families or subfamilies (depending on one's classification
schema) of mainland and insular Southeast Asia, viz.,
(1) Tibeto-Burman with Meiteilon (Manipuri);
(2) Mon-Khmer with Alak, Bru, Chatong, Dak Kang, Kaseng, Katu, Laven,
 Lavi, Nge', Nyah Kur, Suai, Ta Oi', Tariang, Tariw, Vietnamese, Yaeh;
(3) Tai with Nung An, Lao, and Hlai;
(4) Austronesian with Chamorro; and
(5) the Malayo-Polynesian family itself.

The eleven papers have been classified under five broad linguistic topics:

I. Linguistic analysis with A.G. Khan's 'Impact of linguistic
borrowing on Meiteilon (Manipuri)'; N.J. Enfield's 'Functions of
'give' and 'take' in Lao complex predicates'; and Sophana Srichampa's
'Vietnamese verbal reduplication'.

II. Language classification includes Jerold A. Edmondson's 'N=F9ng An:
origin of a species'; Lawrence A. Reid's 'Morphosyntactic evidence for
the position of Chamorro in the Austronesian family'; and Theraphan
L.-Thongkum's 'A brief look at the thirteen Mon-Khmer languages of
Xekong Province, Southern Laos'.

III Discourse analysis with John and Carolyn Miller's 'The tiger
mother's child and the cow mother's child: a preliminary look at a Bru
epic'; and Somsonge Burusphat's 'The temporal movement of the hlai
(li) origin myth'.

IV. Sociolinguistics with Suwilai Premsrirat's 'The future of Nyah
Kur'.

V. Historical linguistics with Graham Thurgood's 'A comment on
Gedney's proposal for another series of voiced initials in Proto Tai';
and Stanley Starosta's 'The rise and fall and rise and fall of Proto
Malayo-Polynesian'.
			
Lingfield(s): Historical Linguistics, 
		Language Description, 
		Linguistic Theories 
			 
Language Family(ies): Malayo-Polynesian ,

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

			
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