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Title: Mon-Khmer Studies 34: A Journal of Southeast Asian Linguistics and Languages
Edited By: Brian Migliazza
URL: http://www.ethnologue.com/show_product.asp?isbn=F-00000-107
Series Title: Mon-Khmer Studies
Description:

Mon-Knmer Studies is a journal devoted to the study of Southeast Asian
languages, especially those of the Mon-Khmer family. The journal is
produced annually and welcomes articles or notes on any aspect of Mon-Khmer
languages, or minority Southeast Asian languages, or other language
families. Topics of articles may include linguistic description,
comparison, bibliography, historical development, sociolinguistics,
stylistics, orthographies, or paleographic aspects.

Table of Contents
Editorial Note

Abbreviations

Articles
Suwilai Premsrirat
Register complex and tonogenesis in Khmu dialects

Kari Jordan-Diller and Jason Diller
The Prai of Northern Thailand: a sociolinguistic survey of a Mon-Khmer language

Jerold A. Edmondson, John H. Esling, Jimmy G. Harris, and James Wei
A phonetic study of the Sui consonants and vowels

Isara Choosri
Chaak and Other Chong place names: linguistic remains of a Mon-Khmer
people in Eastern Thailand

Toshiki Osada
A historical note on inclusive/exclusive opposition in South Asian
languages -Borrowing or Retention or Innovation?-

Pascale Jacq
The Development of a Lao-based orthography for Jrù

Phal Sok
L'amuïssement du r final en khmer: allongement et diphtongaison

Sophana Srichampa
Politeness strategies in Hanoi Vietnamese speech

Gregory D.S. Anderson
Advances in Proto-Munda reconstruction

Notes, Reviews, Bibliography
Conference Reports
Susan Malone
Conference on Language Development, Language Revitalization
and Multilingual Education in Ethnic Minority Communities in Asia,
November 6-8, 2003, Bangkok, Thailand

Brian Migliazza
Conference on Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (SEALS 14),
May 1921, 2004, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand

Brian Migliazza
Asia Lexicography Conference, May 24-26, 2004, Payap University,
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Brian Migliazza
37th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics,
October 1-3, 2004, University of Lund - Lund, Sweden

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: SIL International Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Morphology
Phonology
Syntax
Subject Language(s): Chong
Kuy
Khmu
Khmer, Central
Laven
Phai
Vietnamese

Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781556712364
Pages: 193
Prices: U.S. $ 27.00