Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Vietnamese Linguistics

Editors
| Konan University
| University of Languages & International Studies, Vietnam National University - Hanoi
| Leibniz-Centre General Linguistics (ZAS)
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This volume was originally inspired by a 2017 conference to honour the scholar and linguist Cao Xuân Hạo, whose landmark work – in many diverse areas of language study – established a bridge between traditional Vietnamese scholarship and contemporary theories of grammatical organisation. The book offers the reader a closely edited collection of papers, representing a wide spectrum of frameworks, approaches and methods, from traditional fieldwork studies of non-standard dialects, to corpus-based discussions of language and gender, to formal syntactic and semantic analyses of key functional morphemes, to laboratory experiments, and work in first language acquisition. Many of the papers present detailed analyses of original data, as well as novel treatments of established facts; considered together – as well as in contrast to one another – they make a significant empirical contribution to our understanding of how Vietnamese is structured, acquired and put to use. The papers should be of value to anyone interested in contemporary approaches to Vietnamese linguistics, and Southeast Asian languages more generally.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 211]  2019.  vii, 304 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface
vii–viii
Chapter 1. Introduction: Vietnamese: A language of special scientific interest?
Nigel Duffield
1–6
Section A. Phonetics and phonology
10–66
Chapter 2. Intonation in southern Vietnamese interrogative sentences
Phạm Thị Thu Hà and Marc Brunelle
9–30
Chapter 3. Vietnamese dialects: A case of sound change through contact
Andrea Hoa Pham
31–66
Section B. Morphology and syntax
70–111
Chapter 4. A more perfect unification: Exploring a Nano-syntactic solution to Vietnamese đã
Trang Phan and Nigel Duffield
69–80
Chapter 5. Illusory islands: On ‘wh-questions in Vietnamese’
Nigel Duffield
81–112
Section C. Semantics
116–211
Chapter 6. Temporal reference in Vietnamese
Thuy Bui
115–140
Chapter 7. Semantics of Vietnamese đã
Nguyễn Hoàng Trung
141–154
Chapter 8. (In)definiteness of Vietnamese noun phrases
Quý Ngọc Thị Đoàn, Martin B.H. Everaert and Eric J. Reuland
155–180
Chapter 9. Scalar implicatures and the semantics of wh-indefinites in Vietnamese
Cheng-Yu Edwin Tsai and Kim Ngọc Quang
181–212
Section D. Language aquisition and use
216–299
Chapter 10. Vietnamese children’s interpretation of definite noun phrases
Ni-La Lê, Hannah Forsythe and Cristina Schmitt
215–240
Chapter 11. Interpretation of numerals under memory load by Vietnamese speakers
Andreas Haida, Tue Trinh and Chi Mai Luong
241–252
Chapter 12. Gender in Vietnamese
Dung Hoang and Tran Phan
253–274
Chapter 13. Effects of grammatical roles and parallelism on referential form production in Vietnamese spoken and written narratives
Binh Ngo, Elsi Kaiser and Andrew Simpson
275–300
Index
1–8
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF/2GRV – Linguistics/Vietnamese
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019028748