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Published: 15 September 2005

336 Pages | 4 halftones, 6 maps, 14 line illus.

ISBN: 9780199273119

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The Languages of East and Southeast Asia

An Introduction

Cliff Goddard

This book introduces readers to the remarkable linguistic diversity of East and Southeast Asia. It combines serious but accessible treatments of diverse areas not usually found in a single volume: for example, word origins, cultural key words, tones and sounds, language families and typology, key syntactic structures, writing systems, communicative style. Written with great clarity and an eye for interesting examples, the book is a textbook for students of linguistics, Asian languages, and Asian studies.

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