Classifiers in Kam-Tai Languages

Classifiers in Kam-Tai Languages : A Cognitive and Cultural Perspective

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This monograph describes and analyzes the syntax of classifiers and cultural taxonomy in more than 20 major languages in southern China and Southeast Asia. It provides comprehensive and in-depth data for professional linguists and rudimental knowledge for postgraduate or undergraduate majors or minors engaged in linguistics. Readers will learn how nouns are categorized in syntax and what cultural factors are involved in such a classification process. This is the first book on Kam-Tai classifiers from both syntactic and sociocultural aspects.
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  • Paperback | 262 pages
  • 142.24 x 215.9 x 20.32mm | 317.51g
  • United States
  • English, Tai languages
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1612331440
  • 9781612331447
  • 1,773,110