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Title: Linguistics of Vietnamese
Subtitle: An International Survey
Edited By: Daniel Hole
Elisabeth Löbel
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] 253

The present collection of articles grew out of a workshop on Vietnamese linguistics in 2009 at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. To our knowledge, no workshop with a comparable scope has been held outside of Vietnam for the past 20 years, or even longer. Given the important typological status of Vietnamese as a paradigm case of an isolating language, the volume covers the most relevant fields in linguistics: syntax, semantics, phonology, and the lexicon. A guiding principle in assembling the chapters for this volume has been to take an inclusive stance as far as the commitment to different frameworks and research methodologies is concerned. All the contributors are proponents of recent developments in their individual areas of specialization. The editors have taken special care to cater for a readership which should be as broad as possible. This means that each contribution is self-contained and does not presuppose any knowledge of Vietnamese. The volume is recommended to general linguistis, comparative linguists, typologists and to researchers specializing in languages of East and South East Asia.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Subject Language(s): Vietnamese
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110289220
Pages: 307
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110289411
Pages: 307
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95