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By N.J. Enfield

Lao is the nationwide language of Laos, and can also be spoken broadly in Thailand and Cambodia. it's a tone language of the Tai-Kadai kinfolk (Southwestern Tai branch). Lao is an severe instance of the keeping apart, analytic language style. This ebook is the main complete grammatical description of Lao up to now. It describes and analyses the real constructions of the language, together with classifiers, sentence-final debris, and serial verb buildings. particular cognizance is paid to grammatical themes from a semantic, pragmatic, and typological perspective.

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