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Lalo dialects across time and space: subgrouping, dialectometry, and intelligibility

Yang, Cathryn


This volume is the first work to systematically investigate the diachronic and synchronic relationships between regional varieties of Lalo, a Ngwi (Loloish) language cluster spoken in western Yunnan, China. The empirical basis for the research is linguistic data, as well as intelligibility tests and sociolinguistic interviews on contact, dialect perceptions, and ethnolinguistic vitality from nineteen Lalo-speaking villages. The volume uses these data to present a phonological and lexical...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Asia-Pacific Linguistics / Pacific Linguistics Titles
Date published: 2015
Type: Book


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