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Ref ID: 19963
Ref Type: Book
Authors: Parkin, Robert
Title: A guide to Austroasiatic speakers and their language
Date: 1991
Source: Oceanic Linguistics Special Publications
Place of Publication: Honolulu, Hawai'i
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Notes: Description: Scholars studying any of the people speaking languages of the Austroasiatic family should begin with this comprehensive guide. Dr. Parkin has attempted to review all the ethnographic literature relating to Austroasiatic-speaking populations. The Austroasiatic language family comprises the Munda subfamily of India, the Nicobarese and Aslian subfamilies, and the Mon-Khmer subfamily, which includes Khmer and Vietnamese and has the most number of speakers. Each entry covers the geographical location of the ethnic group, alternative ethnonyms used for it, approximate population figures, the language-use situation of the group, a sketch of its recent history, and a brief guide to the ethnographic literature available on the group.
Date Created: 4/23/2015
Volume: 23
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