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Title: Mon-Khmer Studies 38: A Journal of Southeast Asian Languages and Cultures
Edited By: Kenneth Gregerson
URL: http://www.ethnologue.com/show_product.asp?isbn=9781556712401
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.

Articles
Natchanan Yaowapat and Amara Prasithrathsint
A typology of relative clauses in mainland Southeast Asian languages

Michel Ferlus
Le mot ‘'sang’'en austroasiatique

Anish Koshy
Indefinite pronouns in Pnar

Theraphan L-Thongkum and Chommanad Intajamornrak
Tonal evolution induced by language contact: A case study of
the T'in (Lua') language of Nan province, northern Thailand

Isara Choosri
Chung (Saoch) of Thailand and Cambodia: phonological and
lexical comparisons

Thomas M. Tehan and Ramzi W. NAahhas
Mpi present and future: Reversing language shift

Chandam Betholia
Entries and exits: An analysis of greetings and leave taking in
Meitei speech community

Sophana Srichampa
Patterns of polite expressions in Vietnamese

Suthatip Mueanjai and Kingkarn Thepkanjana
Semantic extension of the verb of giving in Vietnamese

Giang Pham and Kathryn Kohnert
A corpus-based analysis of Vietnamese 'classifiers' con and cái

Orawan Boonyarith
Derivatives in Khmer compound words

Siripen Ungsitipoonporn
The Bangkok Hakka Phonology


Notes, Reviews, Bibliography
Notes
Naraset Pisitpanporn
The nasalisation of final stops in modern Khmer singing

John Hajek
On labial-velar stops and nasals in Vietnamese


Glossary
Lennart Engstrand, Marie Widen, Björn Widen, Kàm Raw
Damrong Tayanin) and Jan-Olof Svantesson
A checklist of Kammu plant names.

Conference Reports
Susan Malone and Kirk R. Person
The Second International Conference on Language Development, Language
Revitalization, and Multilingual Education in Ethnolinguistic Communities,
1-3 July 2008, Bangkok, Thailand

Kirk R. Person
The International Conference on National Language Policy: Language
Diversity for National Unity. 4-5 July 2008, Bangkok, Thailand

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: SIL International Publications
Review: Read the review
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Morphology
Phonology
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): Achang
Chinese, Hakka
Khmu
Khmer, Central
Lisu
Mal
Manipuri
Mpi
Pnar
Vietnamese
Language Family(ies): Mon-Khmer
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781556712401
Pages: 264
Prices: U.S. $ 29.00