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A grammar of Jahai

Burenhult, Niclas LU (2005) In Pacific Linguistics 566.
Abstract
This book is a linguistic study of Jahai, a language belonging to the

Northern Aslian subgroup of the Aslian branch of the Mon-Khmer language

family. The language is spoken by groups of foragers in the mountain

rainforests of northern Peninsular Malaysia and southernmost Thailand, its

total number of speakers estimated at around 1,000. This study describes

the grammar of Jahai, including its phonology, processes of word formation,

word classes, and syntax. It also includes a word-list. While primarily

aimed at linguistic description, the study makes use of suitable

theoretical models for the analysis of linguistic features. In particular,

models of Prosodic... (More)
This book is a linguistic study of Jahai, a language belonging to the

Northern Aslian subgroup of the Aslian branch of the Mon-Khmer language

family. The language is spoken by groups of foragers in the mountain

rainforests of northern Peninsular Malaysia and southernmost Thailand, its

total number of speakers estimated at around 1,000. This study describes

the grammar of Jahai, including its phonology, processes of word formation,

word classes, and syntax. It also includes a word-list. While primarily

aimed at linguistic description, the study makes use of suitable

theoretical models for the analysis of linguistic features. In particular,

models of Prosodic and Template Morphology are employed to describe the

language's intricate processes of affixation. Typological comparisons are

made at times, especially with other Aslian languages.



The study is intended to expand our knowledge of the understudied Aslian

languages. It is also intended to contribute to Mon-Khmer and Southeast

Asian language studies in general, and, hopefully, also to a wider

linguistic context. Furthermore, it may serve as a practical source of

linguistic information for researchers and others working among the

Northern Aslian speech communities. (Less)
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  abstract     = {This book is a linguistic study of Jahai, a language belonging to the<br/><br>
Northern Aslian subgroup of the Aslian branch of the Mon-Khmer language<br/><br>
family. The language is spoken by groups of foragers in the mountain<br/><br>
rainforests of northern Peninsular Malaysia and southernmost Thailand, its<br/><br>
total number of speakers estimated at around 1,000. This study describes<br/><br>
the grammar of Jahai, including its phonology, processes of word formation,<br/><br>
word classes, and syntax. It also includes a word-list. While primarily<br/><br>
aimed at linguistic description, the study makes use of suitable<br/><br>
theoretical models for the analysis of linguistic features. In particular,<br/><br>
models of Prosodic and Template Morphology are employed to describe the<br/><br>
language's intricate processes of affixation. Typological comparisons are<br/><br>
made at times, especially with other Aslian languages.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
The study is intended to expand our knowledge of the understudied Aslian<br/><br>
languages. It is also intended to contribute to Mon-Khmer and Southeast<br/><br>
Asian language studies in general, and, hopefully, also to a wider<br/><br>
linguistic context. Furthermore, it may serve as a practical source of<br/><br>
linguistic information for researchers and others working among the<br/><br>
Northern Aslian speech communities.},
  author       = {Burenhult, Niclas},
  isbn         = {9780858835542},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {245},
  publisher    = {Pacific Linguistics},
  series       = {Pacific Linguistics},
  title        = {A grammar of Jahai},
  volume       = {566},
  year         = {2005},
}