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  • A Grammar of Laoby N.J. Enfield

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 280.00

    Lao is the national language of Laos, and is also spoken widely in Thailand and Cambodia. It is a tone language of the Tai-Kadai family (Southwestern Tai branch). Lao is an extreme example of the isolating, analytic language type. This book is the most comprehensive grammatical description of Lao to date. It describes and analyses the important... more...

  • The Anatomy of Meaningby N. J. Enfield

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 30.00 US$ 24.60

    This study examines how words combine with hand gestures and other bodily movements to create unified 'composite utterances'. more...

  • Linguistic Epidemiologyby N.J. Enfield

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This important new study examines in detail a semantic-pragmatic pattern surrounding the basic verb 'acquire' in nearly 30 Southeast Asian languages, concentrating on Lao, Vietnamese, Khmer, Kmhmu, Hmong, and varieties of Chinese. The book makes a significant contribution to empirical work on semantic and grammatical change in a linguistic area, as... more...

  • The Utility of Meaningby N. J. Enfield

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 104.99 US$ 90.29

    This book argues that the complex, anthropocentric, and often culture-specific meanings of words have been shaped directly by their history of 'utility' for communication in social life, and explores relations between language, communication, culture, and mind. It contains extensive data from the author's fieldwork on language and culture in Laos. more...

  • Person Reference in Interactionby N. J. Enfield; Tanya Stivers

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 37.00 US$ 30.34

    This book examines how we refer to other people in everyday conversation, across different languages and cultures. more...

  • The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Anthropologyby N. J. Enfield; Paul Kockelman; Jack Sidnell

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 140.00 US$ 114.80

    An essential reference guide, this state-of-the-field survey covers a wide range of topics, approaches and theories in linguistic anthropology. more...

  • Languages of Mainland Southeast Asiaby N.J. Enfield; Bernard Comrie

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    The studies in this book represent the rich, diverse and substantial research being conducted today in the linguistics of Mainland Southeast Asia. Written by leading researchers in the field, and with an overview of current knowledge and new directions by the volume editors N. J. Enfield and Bernard Comrie, this book will serve as an authoritative... more...

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