The Mainland Southeast Asia Linguistic Area

The Mainland Southeast Asia Linguistic Area

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Overview

This book lies at the crossroads of areal typology, language contact and genetic affiliation. Concerned with mainland Southeast Asia in particular, the various grammatical sketches lay emphasis on characteristics shared by unrelated languages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783110401769
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publication date: 06/04/2019
Series: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] Series , #314
Pages: 734
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Alice Vittrant, Université d’Aix-Marseille, Aix-En-Provence, France; Justin Watkins, SOAS, London, UK.

Table of Contents

Preface James A. Matisoff V

Introduction: Languages of the Mainland Southeast Asia linguistic area - Grammatical Sketches Alice Vittrant Justin Watkins 1

1 Areal linguistics 1

2 Establishing the existence of the Mainland Southeast Asian linguistic area 3

3 Structure of the book 5

References 8

Bangladesh Khumi David A. Peterson 12

Introduction 12

1 Phonology 13

2 Morphology 19

3 Grammar and Syntax 24

4 Semantics and pragmatics 42

5 Summary 45

Abbreviations 45

References 47

Appendix 1 Summary of linguistic features 48

Appendix 2 Interlinearized Text 50

Burmese Alice Vittrant 56

Introduction 56

1 Phonology 59

2 Morphology 67

3 Grammar and Syntax 81

4 Semantics and pragmatics 109

5 Summary 112

Abbreviations 113

References 114

Appendix 1 Summary of linguistic features 121

Appendix 2 Text interlinearized 123

Pwo Karen Atsuhiko Kato 131

Introduction 131

1 Phonology 133

2 Morphology 135

3 Grammar and syntax 140

4 Semantics and pragmatics 164

5 Summary 167

Abbreviations 168

References 169

Appendix 1 Summary of linguistic features 171

Appendix 2 Text interlinearized 173

Southern Min Hilary Chappell 176

Introduction 176

1 Phonology 181

2 Morphology 187

3 Grammar and Syntax 196

4 Conclusion and summary 219

Acknowledgements 221

Abbreviations 222

References 223

Appendix 1 Summary of linguistic features 227

Appendix 2 Text interlinearized 229

Yongning Na (Mosuo) Liberty Lidz 234

Introduction 234

1 Phonology 236

2 Morphology 238

3 Grammar and Syntax 243

4 Semantics and pragmatics 260

5 Conclusion 264

Abbreviations 265

References 267

Appendix 1 Summary of linguistic features 270

Appendix 2 Text interlinearized 272

Appendix 3 Map 1 276

Mon Mathias Jenny 277

Introduction 277

1 Phonology 279

2 Word structure 283

3 Syntactic structure 289

4 Semantics and pragmatics 309

5 Conclusion 312

Abbreviations 313

References 313

Appendix 1 Summary of linguistic features 314

Appendix 2 Text interlinearized 316

Khmer John Haiman 320

Introduction 320

1 Phonology 321

2 Morphology 327

3 Grammar and syntax 344

4 Verbal domain 352

5 Semantics 369

6 Summary and conclusions 372

References 373

Appendix 1 Summary of linguistic features 374

Appendix 2 Text interlinearized 376

Vietnamese Danh Thành Do-Hurinvlle Huy Linh Dao 384

Introduction 384

1 Phonology 385

2 Morphology 389

3 Syntax 398

4 Semantics and pragmatics 416

Conclusion 420

Abbreviations 421

References 422

Appendix 1 Summary of linguistic features 423

Appendix 2 Text interlinearized 425

Wa (Paraok) Justin Watkins 432

Introduction 432

1 Phonology 434

2 Morphology 439

3 Grammar and Syntax 448

4 Semantics and pragmatics 460

5 Conclusion/summary 467

References 468

Appendix 1 Summary of linguistic features 469

Appendix 2 Text interlinearized 471

Malay Hiroki Nomoto Hooi Ling Soh 475

Introduction 475

1 Phonology 476

2 Morphology 480

3 Grammar and Syntax 489

4 Semantics and pragmatics 505

5 Conclusion/ summary 509

Abbreviations 510

References 511

Appendix 1 Summary of linguistic features 516

Appendix 2 Text interlinearized 518

Colloquial Eastern Cham Marc Bruneile Phú Van Han 523

1 Phonology 524

2 Morphology 531

3 Grammar and syntax 535

4 Semantics and pragmatics 545

5 Conclusion 548

Acknowledgements 549

Abbreviations 549

References 550

Appendix 1 Summary of linguistic features 552

Appendix 2 Text interlinearized 554

That Mathias Jenny 559

1 Phonology 561

2 Word structure 565

3 Syntactic structure 574

4 Semantics 597

5 Conclusion 600

Abbreviations 601

References 602

Appendix 1 Summary of linguistic features 602

Appendix 2 Text interlinearized 604

Hmong (Mong Leng) David Mortensen 609

1 Phonology 610

2 Morphology 613

3 Grammar and Syntax 622

4 Semantics and Pragmatics 639

5 Conclusion 643

Abbreviations 643

References 643

Appendix 1 Summary of linguistic features 645

Appendix 2 Text interlinearized 647

Appendix Guidelines for the description of Mainland Southeast Asian languages Alice Vittrant Justin Watkins 653

1 Phonology 653

2 Morphology 660

3 Grammar and Syntax 664

4 Semantics and pragmatics 675

5 Summary 679

Abbreviations 680

References 681

Maps

Map of language families 687

Map of fieldwork locations 688

Maps of pervasiveness of the shared features 689

Language Index 711

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