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Title: Vietnamese
Written By: Dinh-Hoa Nguyen
Series Title: London Oriental and African Language Library, 9

An essential descriptive introduction to a South-East Asian language with over seventy million speakers, this book provides a conservative treatment of the phonology, lexicon and syntax of Vietnamese, with comments on semantics and history, with particular reference to writing systems, loan words and syntactic structures. All example texts are transcribed and glossed. Prof. Dinh-Hoa Nguyen has based this grammar on his vast teaching experience and gives basic insights into

Publication Year: 1997
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Vietnamese
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556197330
ISBN-13: 9781556197338
Pages: 240
Prices: U.S. $ 162

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 902723809X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 240
Prices: Hfl. 140,--