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A grammar of Lao

Author: N J Enfield
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, ©2007.
Series: Mouton grammar library, 38.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lao is the national language of Laos, and is also spoken widely in Thailand and Cambodia. It is a tone language of the Tai-Kadai family (Southwestern Tai branch). Lao is an extreme example of the isolating, analytic language type. This book is the most co.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Enfield, N.J., 1966-
Grammar of Lao.
Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, ©2007
(DLC) 2007035644
(OCoLC)167514931
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: N J Enfield
ISBN: 9783110207538 3110207532 1282196898 9781282196896
OCLC Number: 302365724
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 567 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Chapter 1. Overview --
Chapter 2. Language background --
Chapter 3. Phonology --
Chapter 4. Sentence-final and phrase-final particles --
Chapter 5. Pronouns --
Chapter 6. Nominal modification --
Chapter 7. Nominal classification --
Chapter 8. Reference management --
Chapter 9. Aspectual-modal marking --
Chapter 10. Verbs and verb types --
Chapter 11. Basic clausal syntax --
Chapter 12. Expressive forms --
Chapter 13. Non-canonical transitive events --
Chapter 14. Preliminary remarks on multi-verb constructions --
Chapter 15. Three-participant events --
Chapter 16. Spatial predication --
Chapter 17. Secondary predication --
Chapter 18. Causation --
Chapter 19. Complementation --
Chapter 20. Coordinating constructions --
Chapter 21. Adverbial constructions --
Chapter 22. Summary remark on multi-verb constructions --
Chapter 23. Texts --
Backmatter.
Series Title: Mouton grammar library, 38.
Responsibility: by N.J. Enfield.

Abstract:

Lao is the national language of Laos. This book presents grammatical description of Lao. It describes and analyses various structures of the language, including classifiers, sentence-final particles,  Read more...

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