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LINGUIST List 17.3355

Thu Nov 16 2006

Books: Language Description: Sidwell, Cooper, Bauer (Eds), Shorto

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Julie Manley, A Mon-Khmer comparative dictionary: Sidwell, Cooper, Bauer (Eds), Shorto


Message 1: A Mon-Khmer comparative dictionary: Sidwell, Cooper, Bauer (Eds), Shorto
Date: 04-Nov-2006
From: Julie Manley <jmanleycoombs.anu.edu.au>
Subject: A Mon-Khmer comparative dictionary: Sidwell, Cooper, Bauer (Eds), Shorto


Title: A Mon-Khmer comparative dictionary
Published: 2006
Publisher: Pacific Linguistics
                http://pacling.anu.edu.au/

Book URL: http://www.pacling.com/catalogue/579.html

Author: Harry Shorto
Editor: Paul James Sidwell
Editor: Doug Cooper
Editor: Christian Bauer
Paperback: ISBN: 0858835703 Pages: 599 Price: AUS $ 110.00 Comment: In Australia AUS $121.00 (incl. GST)
Abstract:

A Mon-Khmer Comparative Dictionary is the magnum opus of Professor Harry L.
Shorto (1919-1995), formerly Professor of Mon-Khmer Studies in the
University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, until his
retirement in 1984. He is the author of two standard reference works, A
Dictionary of Modern Spoken Mon (1962) and the highly respected author of
the standard reference to epigraphic Mon - A Dictionary of the Mon
Inscriptions (1971) - as well as the classic dictionary. Shorto held the
Chair in Mon-Khmer Studies. The MKCD is Shorto's grand synthesis of seventy
years of historical and comparative research on the Mon-Khmer languages.

Meant to be published in the early 1980s, Shorto's manuscript was
rediscovered by his daughter Anna, and has been carefully edited in line
with the author's intentions. The MKCD presents 2,246 etymologies with
almost 30,000 lexical citations; even today, it is the most extensive
analysis of Mon-Khmer to appear since Wilhelm Schmidt laid the foundations
of comparative Mon-Khmer exactly 100 years ago with the Grundzüge einer
Lautlehre der Mon-Khmer-Sprachen (1905) and Die Mon-Khmer-Völker (1906).

A Mon-Khmer Comparative Dictionary includes numerous Munda, Austronesian,
Thai, Burmese and Chinese lexical comparisons. It is an incomparable
resource for studying Southeast Asia's rich legacy of language contact, and
for investigating distant genetic relations with its largest, oldest
language family. Clearly establishing the terms of reference for future
discussion of Mon-Khmer etymology, Shorto's MKCD joins such defining works
as Emeneau and Burrow's A Dravidian Etymological Dictionary (1961) and
Turner's A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages (1966-85) in
the canon of 20th century comparative linguistics.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Description
                            Historical Linguistics
                            Language Description
Language Family(ies): Mon-Khmer

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=22117


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Cambridge University Press http://us.cambridge.org
Cascadilla Press http://www.cascadilla.com/
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Edinburgh University Press http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://www.equinoxpub.com/
European Language Resources Association http://www.elda.org/sommaire.php
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu
Hodder Arnold http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates http://www.erlbaum.com/
Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom.at
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Mouton de Gruyter http://www.mouton-publishers.com
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us
Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com
Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/
Routledge (Taylor and Francis) http://www.routledge.com/
Springer http://www.springer.com

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Anthropological Linguistics http://www.indiana.edu/~anthling/
CSLI Publications http://cslipublications.stanford.edu/
Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc. Umass http://glsa.hypermart.net/
International Pragmatics Assoc. http://www.ipra.be
Kingston Press Ltd http://www.kingstonpress.com/
Linguistic Assoc. of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke http://www.lotpublications.nl/
Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
SIL International http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd. http://www.stjerome.co.uk
Utrecht institute of Linguistics http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/

 




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