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Title: The Dong Language in Guizhou Province, China
Written By: Guoqiao Zheng
Yaohong Long
Translated By: D. Norman Geary
URL: http://www.ethnologue.com/show_product.asp?isbn=9781556710513
Series Title: Publications in Linguistics #126
Description:

The Dong people are renowned within China for their beautiful singing and
their architectural prowess. Their gifts have grown and flourished in the
valleys and mountains of Guizhou, Hunan, and Guangxi Provinces of
Southwestern China. In relative obscurity before the establishment of the
People’s Republic of China, the 2.5 million Dong people are fast gaining an
international reputation.

The Dong language is distinctive for its many tones. It is often referred
to outside China as Kam and occupies a significant position in the Kam-Tai
family of the Sino-Tibetan phylum.

Long Yaohong and Zheng Guoqiao are recognized authorities on Dong language
research. Mr. Long is a native speaker of Dong. He provides an
introduction, touching on many aspects of Dong history, culture, and
language, and a discussion of the grammar. Mr. Zheng supplies sections on
phonology, lexicon, and orthography. The two authors jointly present a
chapter on Dong dialects.

The book as a whole represents the first comprehensive description of the
Dong language available in English.

Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: SIL International Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Dong, Northern
Dong, Southern
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1556710518
ISBN-13: 9781556710513
Pages: 288
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