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]
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