From Ancient Cham to Modern Dialects: Two Thousand Years of Language Contact and Change : with an Appendix of Chamic Reconstructions and Loanwords

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University of Hawai'i 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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The Geographical and Historical Setting
Classification of the Chamic Languages

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Thurgood is professor of linguistics and English as a Second Language at California State University, Fresno.

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