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Sino-Vietnamese grammatical vocabulary and sociolinguistic conditions for borrowing

Alves, Mark J


Vietnamese has been demonstrated to be a Mon-Khmer Austroasiatic language (Haudricourt 1954, Shorto 2006), albeit one which differs substantially from the typical Austroasiatic phonological template (Alves 2001). Some of that linguistic transformation was most likely due in part to language contact with Chinese, primarily through the massive lexical borrowing that took place over the past two millennia. However, the question of the sociolinguistic conditions under which this borrowing...[Show more]

CollectionsJournal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (JSEALS)
ANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society 1 (2009): 1-9
Access Rights: Open Access


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