The Languages of East and Southeast Asia

"This book introduces the linguistic diversity of East and Southeast Asia.

The Languages of East and Southeast Asia

"This book introduces the linguistic diversity of East and Southeast Asia. It contains treatments of diverse areas including: word origins, cultural key words, tones and sounds, language families and typology, key syntactic structures, writing systems and communicative style" --Provided by publisher.

South East Asia

South East Asia


Repetitive Structures in the Languages of East and Southeast Asia

The work aims at describing the form and the meaning of repetitive forms in a number of East and Southeast Asian languages belonging to the Sino- Tibetan, Tai, Austroasiatic and Miao-Yao language groups.

Repetitive Structures in the Languages of East and Southeast Asia

The work aims at describing the form and the meaning of repetitive forms in a number of East and Southeast Asian languages belonging to the Sino- Tibetan, Tai, Austroasiatic and Miao-Yao language groups. The forms are preponderantly examined from a synchronic point of view but the historical aspect of repetition is also touched upon through Sinitic and Vietnamese materials, clearly the two quantitatively most dominant subcorpora within the entire corpus.

Language Nation and Development in Southeast Asia

Papers from a workshop on Language, Nation and Development in Southeast Asia held in Singapore, 2003.

Language  Nation and Development in Southeast Asia

Papers from a workshop on Language, Nation and Development in Southeast Asia held in Singapore, 2003.

Language and National Identity in Asia

Illustrated with maps and accessibly written this book will interest all those concerned to understand the dynamics of social change in some of the most important countries in the world.

Language and National Identity in Asia

Language and National Identity in Asia is a comprehensive introduction to the role of language in the construction and development of nations and national identities in Asia. Leading scholars from all over the world investigate the role languages have played and now play in the formation of the national and social identity in countries throughout South, East, and Southeast Asia. They consider the relation of the regions' languages to national, ethnic, and cultural identity, and examine the status of and interactions between majority, official, and minority languages. Illustrated with maps and accessibly written this book will interest all those concerned to understand the dynamics of social change in some of the most important countries in the world. It will appeal to all those studying, researching, or teaching issues in Asian society, language, and politics from a comparative perspective.

Descriptive and Theoretical Studies in Minority Languages of East and Southeast Asia

Seven articles deal with Tibeto-Burman languages; two, Miao-Yao and Mon-Khmer languages; two papers discuss Austronesian languages, and the last one, Munda language.

Descriptive and Theoretical Studies in Minority Languages of East and Southeast Asia

Seven articles deal with Tibeto-Burman languages; two, Miao-Yao and Mon-Khmer languages; two papers discuss Austronesian languages, and the last one, Munda language.

South East Asia

South East Asia


Food Supplies and the Japanese Occupation in South East Asia

The Japanese Occupation of Southeast Asia between 1941 and 1945 brought with it severe food shortages, largely arising from organizational failures and inadequate transportation. the nine essays in this volume examine the situation in food ...

Food Supplies and the Japanese Occupation in South East Asia

The Japanese Occupation of Southeast Asia between 1941 and 1945 brought with it severe food shortages, largely arising from organizational failures and inadequate transportation. the nine essays in this volume examine the situation in food exporting countries such as Burma, Thailand and Vietnam, in food deficit areas such as Malaya, the Philippines and Java, and in Sarawak which was largely self-sufficient. Two essays examine in detail the famine that struck the Tonkin area of northern Vietnam in 1945.

The Handbook of Asian Englishes

The first volume of its kind, focusing on the sociolinguistic and socio-political issues surrounding Asian Englishes The Handbook of Asian Englishes provides wide-ranging coverage of the historical and cultural context, contemporary ...

The Handbook of Asian Englishes

The first volume of its kind, focusing on the sociolinguistic and socio-political issues surrounding Asian Englishes The Handbook of Asian Englishes provides wide-ranging coverage of the historical and cultural context, contemporary dynamics, and linguistic features of English in use throughout the Asian region. This first-of-its-kind volume offers a wide-ranging exploration of the English language throughout nations in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia. Contributions by a team of internationally-recognized linguists and scholars of Asian Englishes and Asian languages survey existing works and review new and emerging areas of research in the field. Edited by internationally renowned scholars in the field and structured in four parts, this Handbook explores the status and functions of English in the educational institutions, legal systems, media, popular cultures, and religions of diverse Asian societies. In addition to examining nation-specific topics, this comprehensive volume presents articles exploring pan-Asian issues such as English in Asian schools and universities, English and language policies in the Asian region, and the statistics of English across Asia. Up-to-date research addresses the impact of English as an Asian lingua franca, globalization and Asian Englishes, the dynamics of multilingualism, and more. Examines linguistic history, contemporary linguistic issues, and English in the Outer and Expanding Circles of Asia Focuses on the rapidly-growing complexities of English throughout Asia Includes reviews of the new frontiers of research in Asian Englishes, including the impact of globalization and popular culture Presents an innovative survey of Asian Englishes in one comprehensive volume Serving as an important contribution to fields such as contact linguistics, World Englishes, sociolinguistics, and Asian language studies, The Handbook of Asian Englishes is an invaluable reference resource for undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and instructors across these areas.

The Languages of Asia

Compares the structures of various East and Southeast Asian languages from the perspective of general descriptive linguistics.

The Languages of Asia

Compares the structures of various East and Southeast Asian languages from the perspective of general descriptive linguistics.

The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia

Volume 1, Part 1 charts Southeast Asia's beginnings, from prehistory to c. 1500.

The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia

Volume 1, Part 1 charts Southeast Asia's beginnings, from prehistory to c. 1500.

Atlas of Southeast Asia

Contains physical, economic, social, and political maps and a country-bycountry survey of Southeast Asia.

Atlas of Southeast Asia

Contains physical, economic, social, and political maps and a country-bycountry survey of Southeast Asia.

The Peopling of East Asia

This book presents an overview of the most recent findings in all these fields. It will be of great interest to scholars of all disciplines working on the reconstruction of the East Asian past.

The Peopling of East Asia

One of the most dynamic research areas in the prehistory of East Asian regions is the synthesis of the findings of archaeology, linguistics and genetics. Several countries have only recently opened to field research and highly active local groups have made possible a raft of collaborative studies that would have been impossible even a decade ago. This book presents an overview of the most recent findings in all these fields. It will be of great interest to scholars of all disciplines working on the reconstruction of the East Asian past.