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Etyma for 'chicken', 'duck', and 'goose' among language phyla in China and Southeast Asia

Alves, Mark J


This paper considers the history of words for domesticated poultry, including ‘chicken’, ‘goose’, and ‘duck’, in China and mainland Southeast Asia to try to relate associated domestication events with specific language groups. Linguistic, archaeological and historical evidence supports Sinitic as one linguistic source, but in other cases, Tai and Austroasiatic form additional centers of lexical forms which were borrowed by neighboring phyla. It is hypothesized that these geographic regions...[Show more]

CollectionsJournal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (JSEALS)
ANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (JSEALS) 8 (2015): 39-55


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