From Ancient Cham to Modern Dialects: Two Thousand Years of Language Contact and Change (Google eBook)

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University of Hawaii Press, 1999 - Foreign Language Study - 407 pages
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Based on a reconstruction of ancient Chamic, with care taken to identify inherited Austronesian words as well as loan words and their sources, this text points out what the linguistic evidence tells us about the history of the region, and sketches the major consequences of historical contact on linguistic change in the history of Chamic.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chamic convergence with Southeast Asia
4
A broad overview
5
Previous work on Chamic reconstruction
6
The degree of adjustment
13
The Geographical and Historical Setting
14
Chamic prehistory
15
Chamic history
17
Nasalization in Northern Roglai
170
Nasalization in Acehnese
176
The Origins of Registers and Tones
178
Western Cham and the development of register
179
Phan Rang Cham an incipient tone system
187
Haroi vowels and restructured register
197
Tsat and its fullydeveloped tonal system
214
The internal paths of change
232

The Chamic and MK languages in Vietnam
27
Classification of the Chamic Languages
30
The place of Chamic within Austronesian
31
MalayoChamic and broader affiliations
34
The MalayoChamic subgroup
39
A sketch
40
Acehnese a Chamic language
47
A digression on Moken a nonChamic language
58
Altering the Basic Word From Disyllabic to Monosyllabic
60
Early MonKhmer influence
61
The loss of the vowel before medial h
63
Disyllables with liquids monosyllables and clusters
64
Loss of the unstressed initial syllable
65
Chamic Consonants
67
Main syllable onset consonants
80
Consonant clusters
93
Wordfinal consonants
99
Chamic Vowels
104
The literature
105
The PC presyllable vowels
106
The inherited PC main syllable vowels
113
The borrowed PC main syllable vowels
126
PC vowel length
138
The main syllable vowels summarized
151
Nasals and Nasalization
152
Nasalization in Chru
153
Nasalization in Haroi
155
Nasalization in Tsat
160
PC Morphology Some Notes
237
A note on PC morphology
238
Verbs and verbal morphology
239
Nouns and nominal morphology
244
Contact Multilingualism and Change
251
Nonlinguistic history
252
Chamic and the nature of language change
253
Accommodation to a linguistic area
258
Language Names and transliteration tables
261
Acehnese
262
Bra
263
Haroi
265
Jarai
266
Krung
267
Rade
269
Rai
271
Cac Gia Roglai
272
Western Cham
274
Written Chamic
275
The Chamic Lexicon
277
1 Chamic Vocabulary Reconstructable to PC
280
2 Words Borrowed After the Breakup of PC
346
3 EnglishChamic Index
365
References
379
Author Index
395
Topic Index
399
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Thurgood is professor of linguistics and English as a Second Language at California State University, Fresno.

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