Languages of Mainland Southeast Asia

Languages of Mainland Southeast Asia

Author: N.J. Enfield

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781501501685

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 668

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The studies in this book represent the rich, diverse and substantial research being conducted today in the linguistics of Mainland Southeast Asia. The chapters cover a broad scope. Several studies address questions of language relatedness, often challenging conventional assumptions about the status of language contact as an explanatory factor in accounting for linguistic similarities. Several address the question of Mainland Southeast Asia as a linguistic area, exploring new ways to imagine and define the boundaries, and indeed the boundedness, of a Mainland Southeast Asia area. Two contributions rethink the received notion of the 'sesquisyllable' with new empirical and theoretical angles. And a set of chapters explores topics in the morphology and syntax of the region's languages, sometimes challenging orthodox assumptions and claims about what a typical language of Mainland Southeast Asia is like. Written by leading researchers in the field, and with a substantial overview of current knowledge and new directions by the volume editors N. J. Enfield and Bernard Comrie, this book will serve as an authoritative source on where the linguistics of Mainland Southeast Asia is at, and where it is heading.
The Languages and Linguistics of Mainland Southeast Asia
Language: en
Pages: 983
Authors: Paul Sidwell, Mathias Jenny
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-23 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

The handbook will offer a survey of the field of linguistics in the early 21st century for the Southeast Asian Linguistic Area. The last half century has seen a great increase in work on language contact, work in genetic, theoretical, and descriptive linguistics, and since the 1990s especially documentation of
Mainland Southeast Asian Languages
Language: en
Pages: 278
Authors: N. J. Enfield
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-22 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A concise introduction to the languages of mainland Southeast Asia that provides a new look at this unique area.
Languages of Mainland Southeast Asia
Language: en
Pages: 668
Authors: N.J. Enfield, Bernard Comrie
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-30 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

The studies in this book represent the rich, diverse and substantial research being conducted today in the linguistics of Mainland Southeast Asia. The chapters cover a broad scope. Several studies address questions of language relatedness, often challenging conventional assumptions about the status of language contact as an explanatory factor in
The Languages of Mainland Southeast Asia
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: N. J. Enfield
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-31 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Mainland Southeast Asia is one of the most fascinating and complex cultural and linguistic areas in the world. This book provides a rich and comprehensive survey of the history and core systems and subsystems of the languages of this fascinating region. Drawing on his depth of expertise in mainland Southeast
The Languages and Linguistics of Mainland Southeast Asia
Language: en
Pages: 983
Authors: Paul Sidwell, Mathias Jenny
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-23 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

The handbook will offer a survey of the field of linguistics in the early 21st century for the Southeast Asian Linguistic Area. The last half century has seen a great increase in work on language contact, work in genetic, theoretical, and descriptive linguistics, and since the 1990s especially documentation of