Comparative Kadai: Linguistic Studies Beyond Tai (SIL International and the University of Texas at Arlington Publications in Linguistics, vol. 86)

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The thirteen papers in this volume are new contributions--in terms of fieldwork or of analysis--to the study of Kadai languages other than those of the Tai branch. The specific languages in focus are: Kam, Sui, Maonan, Mulam, Mak, Then, Ai-Cham, Be, Hlai (Li), and Lakkia.

Table of Contents

Dedication
Introduction
Maps

I. Kam-Sui Proper

1. Developmental Tendencies in Kam Phonology Yang Quan
2. The Sounds of Rongjiang Kam Zheng Guoqiac and Yang Quan
3. An Investigation of the Ai-Cham Language Shi Lin and Cui Jianxin
4. Yangfeng Mak of Libo County Ni Dabai
5. Gedney's Puzzle in Kam-Sui David Strecker
6. A Comparative Study of Kam and Sui Initial Consonants Wang Dewen
7. Word-initial Preconsonants and the History of Kam-Sui Resonant Initials and Tones Jerold A. Edmondson and Yang Quan
8. The Influences of Han on the Mulam Language Zheng Guoqiao
9. Notes on the Reconstruction of Proto-Kam-Sui Graham Thurgood

II. Other Kadai

1. The Position of Lakkia Within Kadai David B. Solnit
2. The Relation of Be to Tai: Evidence from Tones and Initials Mark Hansell
3. Proto-Hlai Initials and Tones: A First Approximation James A. Matisoff
4. Kadai Linguistics: The Rules of Engagement Paul K. Benedict

Index of Cited Forms
Index of Authors, Languages, and Subjects

SIL International and the University of Texas at Arlington Publications in Linguistics 86

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About the Author:

Professor Jerold A. Edmondson has extensive experience as a field linguist in China, Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), and Viet Nam. He served as Chairman of the Linguistics Department of the University of Texas at Arlington and is a specialist in Southeast Asian languages.


Dr. David B. Solnit is a specialist in minority languages of East and Southeast Asia.

They are also the editors of Comparative Kadai: The Tai Branch (1997) (ISBN: 9781556710056) and numerous articles.

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