The Languages of East and Southeast Asia: An Introduction - Cliff Goddard, Paperback
Oxford University Press maps, line drawings
9780199248605 | 978-0-19-924860-5
0199248605 | 0-19-924860-5
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.