Read e-book online A Grammar of Lao (Mouton Grammar Library [MGL]) PDF

By N.J. Enfield

ISBN-10: 3110185881

ISBN-13: 9783110185881

Lao is the nationwide language of Laos, and is additionally spoken extensively in Thailand and Cambodia. it's a tone language of the Tai-Kadai kin (Southwestern Tai branch). Lao is an severe instance of the separating, analytic language sort. This ebook is the main finished grammatical description of Lao to this point. It describes and analyses the real constructions of the language, together with classifiers, sentence-final debris, and serial verb buildings. particular cognizance is paid to grammatical issues from a semantic, pragmatic, and typological perspective.

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