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Title: A Grammar of Lao
Written By: Nicholas J. Enfield
URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/sp/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110185881-1
Series Title: Mouton Grammar Library 38
Description:

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 comprehensive grammatical description of Lao to
date. It describes and analyses the important structures of the language,
including classifiers, sentence-final particles, and serial verb
constructions. Special attention is paid to grammatical topics from a
semantic, pragmatic, and typological perspective.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Lao
Language Family(ies): None
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110185881
ISBN-13: 9783110185881
Pages: 567
Prices: Europe EURO 148.00
U.S. $ 207.00