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Title: Mon-Khmer Studies 35: A Journal of Southeast Asian Languages and Cultures
Edited By: Brian Migliazza
URL: http://www.ethnologue.com/show_product.asp?isbn=F-00000-108
Series Title: Mon-Khmer Studies
Description:

Mon-Khmer 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
Ayako Sakamoto
Case-marking of O and S in Khmer

Dinh Dien
Building an annotated English-Vietnamese parallel corpus

Preecha Sukkasem
Phonological variations and changes due to language contact:
A case study of consonants in four Kuai-Kui (Suai) dialects

Ratree P. Wayland and Susan G. Guion
Sound changes following the loss of /r/ in Khmer: a new tonogenetic
Mechanism?

Sophana Srichampa
Comparison of greetings in the Vietnamese dialects of Ha Noi and
Ho Chi Minh City

Dennis L. Malone and Suwilai Premsrirat
Language development and language revitalization in Asia

Marc Brunelle
Register and tone in Eastern Cham: evidence from a word game

Natthida Chakshuraksha
The home domain and minority language maintenance: a sociolinguistic
view of three Black Tai families in Thailand

Notes, Reviews, Bibliography
Notes
Pornsawan Ploykaew
The study of Samre's world view: the belief in sorcerer spirits

Qin Hsiaohang
The ancient Chinese origin of some Mon-Khmer words

Conference Reports
Sophana Srichampa

The 6th Pan-Asiatic International Symposium on Linguistics, 25-26
November 2004, Ha Noi, Viet Nam.

Sophana Srichampa
Cultural and Religious Mosaic of South and Southeast Asia conflict and
Consensus through the Ages, A Regional Conference co-hosted by IAHR,
(CIPSH under the auspices of UNESCO), 27-30 January, 2005.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: SIL International Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Morphology
Phonology
Syntax

Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781556712371
Pages: 190
Prices: U.S. $ 29.00