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LINGUIST List 17.297

Sat Jan 28 2006

Books: Language Description, Jahai: Burenhult

Editor for this issue: Megan Zdrojkowski <meganlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Julie Manley, A Grammar of Jahai: Burenhult

Message 1: A Grammar of Jahai: Burenhult
Date: 25-Jan-2006
From: Julie Manley <jmanleycoombs.anu.edu.au>
Subject: A Grammar of Jahai: Burenhult

Title: A Grammar of Jahai
Series Title: Pacific Linguistics
Published: 2005
Publisher: Pacific Linguistics

Author: Niclas Burenhult,
Paperback: ISBN: 0858835541 Pages: xiv + 245 Price: AUS $ 59.00 Comment: In Australia A$64.90 (incl. GST)

This book is a linguistic study of Jahai, a language belonging to the
Northern Aslian subgroup of the Aslian branch of the Mon-Khmer language
family. The language is spoken by groups of foragers in the mountain
rainforests of northern Peninsular Malaysia and southernmost Thailand, its
total number of speakers estimated at around 1,000. This study describes
the grammar of Jahai, including its phonology, processes of word formation,
word classes, and syntax. It also includes a word-list. While primarily
aimed at linguistic description, the study makes use of suitable
theoretical models for the analysis of linguistic features. In particular,
models of Prosodic and Template Morphology are employed to describe the
language's intricate processes of affixation. Typological comparisons are
made at times, especially with other Aslian languages.

The study is intended to expand our knowledge of the understudied Aslian
languages. It is also intended to contribute to Mon-Khmer and Southeast
Asian language studies in general, and, hopefully, also to a wider
linguistic context. Furthermore, it may serve as a practical source of
linguistic information for researchers and others working among the
Northern Aslian speech communities.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Description

Subject Language(s): Jehai (jhi)
Language Family(ies): Aslian

Written In: English (eng )

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Linguistic Assoc. of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com
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