The Dong Language in Guizhou Province, China

Statement of Responsibility:
Long Yaohong and Zheng Guoqiao; D. Norman Geary, translator
Translators:
Series Issue:
126
Date:
1998
Publisher:
Summer Institute of Linguistics and University of Texas at Arlington
Publisher Place:
Dallas
Part Of Series:
Summer Institute of Linguistics and the University of Texas at Arlington Publications in Linguistics 126
Extent:
xvi, 268 pages
Publication Status:
Published
Table of Contents:

Abbreviations
Foreword
Preface
Translator's Acknowledgements

  1. Introduction
  2. 1.1 The Dong nationality's name and origin
    1.2 Culture
    1.3 Language
    1.4 The influence of the Chinese language on the Dong language

  3. Phonology
  4. 2.1 Syllable initials
    2.2 Syllable rhymes
    2.3 Tones
    2.4 Differences within standard Dong
    2.5 Pronunciation of Chinese loan words

  5. Lexicon
  6. 3.1 Syllable structure
    3.2 Word structure
    3.3 Homophones, polysemic words, and synonyms
    3.4 Cognate words
    3.5 Loan words

  7. Grammar
  8. 4.1 Lexical categories
    4.2 Phrases
    4.3 Sentence composition
    4.4 Sentence structure
    4.5 Sentence types

  9. Dialects
  10. 5.1 Differentiation and distribution of dialects
    5.2 Differences in pronunciation between lects
    5.3 Differences in vocabulary between lects
    5.4 Differences in grammar between dialects

  11. Orthography
  12. 6.1 Language survey and the Dong orthography
    6.2 Implementation and use of the Dong orthography
    6.3 Using Chinese characters to record Dong

Appendix 1. Vocabulary of the Two Dong Dialects
Appendix 2. Co-occurrence of Dong Initials, Rhymes, and Tones
Appendix 3. Cognate Words
Postscript

Country:
China
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Work Type:
Subject:
Ethnolinguistics
Nature of Work:
Entry Number:
8662