The Languages of East and Southeast Asia
By (author) Cliff Goddard
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Languages of East and Southeast Asia by Cliff Goddard
Book DescriptionThis book introduces readers to the remarkable linguistic diversity of East and Southeast Asia. It contains wide-ranging and accessible discussions of every important aspect of the languages of the region, including word origins, cultural key words, tones and sounds, language families and typology, key syntactic structures, writing systems, and communicative styles. Students of linguistics will welcome the book's treatments of celebrated East Asian features such as classifiers, serial verb constructions, tones, topic-prominence, and honorifics. It shows students of particular Asian languages how their language fits structurally and culturally into the regional language mosaic. With its exercises, solutions, glossary, and many fascinating cases and insights, the book is an ideal introduction to descriptive and field linguistics. Cliff Goddard writes with great clarity and an eye for interesting examples. His book will appeal to all those with a serious interest in the languages and cultures of the region.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199248605
(246mm x 172mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 14-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Cliff Goddard
Words and Meanings, Paperback (September 2016)
This book presents cross-linguistic and cross-cultural investigations of word meaning from different domains of the lexicon - concrete, abstract, physical, sensory, emotional, and social. The words they consider are complex, culturally important, and basic, in a range of languages that includes English, Russian, Polish, French, Warlpiri, and Malay.
Semantic Analysis, Paperback (August 2011)
A lively introduction to methods for articulating the meanings of words and sentences, and revealing connections between language and culture. It shows that the study of meaning can be rigorous, insightful, and exciting.
Languages of East and Southeast Asia, Hardback (July 2005)» View all books by Cliff Goddard
Introduces readers to the linguistic diversity of East and Southeast Asia. This book combines serious treatments of diverse areas: for example, word origins, cultural key words, tones and sounds, language families and typology, key syntactic structures, writing systems, communicative style.
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Author Biography - Cliff Goddard
Cliff Goddard is Professor of Linguistics at Griffith University, Australia. He was previously Professor of Linguistics, University of New England. His books include The Languages of East and Southeast Asia (OUP 2005). He is co-editor with Anna Wierzbicka of Meaning and Universal Grammar (Benjamins 2002) with whom he is currently working on a book concerned with words and meanings.
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