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Title: The Tai Languages of Assam
Subtitle: A Grammar and Texts
Written By: Stephen Morey
Series Title: Pacific Linguistics
Description:

The Tai Languages of Assam: A Grammar and Texts presents a comprehensive
linguistic analysis of two endangered Tai languages of Assam, Aiton and
Phake, together with information about Tai Khamyang, a highly endangered
variety. This book presents chapters on phonology, syntax, lexicography and
the writing system, as well as discussing earlier recorded data on the Tai
languages in detail.

Together with the book, there is a CD version of the linguistic analysis,
linked to text files, sound files and photographs. Every language example
is linked to a sound file, and to a document file containing a full
transcription of the text from which that example has come.

The comprehensive nature of this linking between the grammatical analysis
and the primary data allows linguists, other scholars and members of the
Tai community to check any of the claims made in the analysis. This
innovative combination of book and CD therefore represents both a
grammatical description in the best traditions of linguistics as well as a
substantial documentation of the Tai languages.

In the CD version, an electronic appendix presents a rich corpus of texts,
from a wide range of styles and genres, together with documents presenting
a transcription, translation and thoroughly annotated analysis for each of
the texts presented.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Pacific Linguistics
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Aiton
Phake
Language Family(ies): Tai
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0858835495
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: xxiii + 413 pp
Prices: AUS $ $113.50