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A Grammatical Sketch of Hainan Cham

History, Contact, and Phonology

This volume is a grammatical sketch of Hainan Cham, an endangered tonal Austronesian language. The study focuses on three areas: social background and contact history, the grammar (including all the recorded vocabulary), and a description of the sound system (including acoustic description). The appendixes also include the wordlist of Sanya Chinese forms and four analyzed texts.

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Graham Thurgood, Ela Thurgood, and Li Fengxiang, California State University, Chico, USA.

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Audience: Scholars interested in Hainan Cham and Southeast Asian Languages.