LINGUIST List 9.350

Tue Mar 10 1998

Books: Southeast Asian Linguistics, Sino-Tibetan

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  1. mira kwasik, New publications from Pacific Linguistics, RSPAS, ANU

Message 1: New publications from Pacific Linguistics, RSPAS, ANU

Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 13:38:33 +1100
From: mira kwasik <>
Subject: New publications from Pacific Linguistics, RSPAS, ANU

(For ordering details see the end of the file.)


CLARK, M., ed. Papers in Southeast Asian Linguistics No.16
1997, ISBN 0 85883 465 9, v+131pp. Softcover.
Pacific Linguistics catalogue number, A-90. Key words: Southeast Asian
syntax and semantics, Khmer, Thai, Cantonese, Sudanese, Bantawa.
Papers by Edmund A. Anderson 'The use of speech levels in Sundanese',
Ferdinand de Haan 'Khmer and the theory of modality', Judy Ho
'Socio-semantic aspects of human measure words in Cantonese', Kitima
Indrambarya 'The status of the word hay in Thai', Charles Paus
'Variability in Cambodian copular'.

This volume contains a selection of papers on various syntactic, semantic
and stylistic aspects of some Southeast Asian languages. Included are
discussions of modality in Khmer (Ferdinand de Haan), copula constructions
in Khmer (Charles Paus), derivative uses of 'give' in Thai (Kitima
Indrambarya), human measure words in Cantonese (Judy Ho), speech levels in
Sudanese (Edmund Anderson) and verbal adjuncts in Bantawa (Novel Rai and
Werner Winter)


MATISOFF, James A. Sino-Tibetan Numeral Systems: Prefixes, Protoforms and
1997, ISBN 0 85883 464 2, xi+136pp. Softcover.
Pacific Linguistics catalogue number, B-114. Key words: Sino-Tibetan;
Tibeto-Burman; numerals; prefixes.

This monograph treats the phonological shapes, historical origins and
semantic organisation of the numeral systems of dozens of Sino-Tibetan
languages, and presents many newly reconstructed roots. Special attention
is paid to the use of prefixes, the interinfluence of adjacent numerals,
and language contact phenomena.

Pacific Linguistics publications can be obtained in any one of four easy
and convenient ways:


The Australian National University Pacific Linguistics
Department of Linguistics RSPAS
3rd Floor, Room 1208 The Australian National University
Coombs Bld., Fellows Road Canberra ACT 0200
Acton, Canberra AUSTRALIA

+61 (0)2 6249 2742 or Fax +61 (0)2 6249 4896
Voice Mail - message

Mira Kwasik
Manager, Publications Centre
Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies
The Australian National University
Canberra 0200 Australia

Ph: +61 (0)2 6249 2742 or 3269
Fax: +61(0)2 6249 4896

The Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, ANU - Online catalogue
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