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The Tai-Kadai Languages

Edited by: Anthony V. N. Diller , Jerold A. Edmondson , Yongxian Luo

Print publication date:  June  2008
Online publication date:  November  2004

Print ISBN: 9780700714575
eBook ISBN: 9780203641873
Adobe ISBN: 9781135791162

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The Routledge Language Family Series is aimed at undergraduates and postgraduates of linguistics and language, or those with an interest in historical linguistics, linguistics anthropology and language development.

With close to 100 million speakers, Tai-Kadai constitutes one of the world's major language families. The Tai-Kadai Languages provides a unique, comprehensive, single-volume tome covering much needed grammatical descriptions in the area.

It presents an important overview of Thai that includes extensive cross-referencing to other sections of the volume and sign-posting to sources in the bibliography. The volume also includes much new material on Lao and other Tai-Kadai languages, several of which are described here for the first time.

Much-needed and highly useful, The Tai-Kadai Languages is a key work for professionals and students in linguistics, as well as anthropologists and area studies specialists.

ANTHONY V. N. DILLER is Foundation Director of the National Thai Studies Centre, at the Australian National University.

JEROLD A. EDMONDSON is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Texas Arlington and a member of the Academy of Distinguished Scholars.

YONGXIAN LUO is Senior Lecturer in the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne and a member of the Australian Linguistic Society.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Sino-Tai and Tai-Kadai: Another Look  Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Resources for Thai Language Research Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Verbs and Multi-Verb Constructions in Lao Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Shan and Other Northern Tier Southeast Tai Languages of Myanmar and China: Themes and Variations Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Tai Languages of Assam  Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Lue Languange Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Tai Dialects of Nghệ an, Vietnam (Tay Daeng, Tay Yo, Tay Muong) Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Zhuang Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Bouyei Phonology Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Saek Revisited Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Four-Word Elaborate Expressions in Yunnan tai lue: A Pan-tai Cultural Trait?  Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Tai Aesthetics Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Old Zhuang Script Download PDF
Chapter  15:  An Etymological Speculation on the Sequential Indicator kɔɔ3 in Thai Narrative Download PDF
Chapter  16:  A Historical Study of /thîi/ in Thai Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Bipolar Distribution of a Word and Grammaticalization in Thai: A Discourse Perspective Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Directional Verbs as Success Markers in Thai: Another Grammaticalization Path  Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Kam  Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Sui Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Chadong, a Newly-Discovered Kam-Sui Language in Northern Guangxi Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The Hlai Language Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Kra or Kadai Languages Download PDF
Appendix_IX_Language_Maps Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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