A Grammar of Zoulei, Southwest China: Southwest China by Xia LiA Grammar of Zoulei, Southwest China: Southwest China by Xia Li

A Grammar of Zoulei, Southwest China: Southwest China

byXia Li

Paperback | October 22, 2014

Pricing and Purchase Info

$116.71 online 
$145.55 list price save 19%
Earn 584 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


Ships within 1-3 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


Zoulei is an endangered language spoken by several hundred speakers in China’s Guizhou Province and adjacent areas. It is a variety of the Ahou dialect of the highly diverse Gelao group within the Tai-Kadai language family. Zoulei is a typical isolating and analytic language, basically monosyllabic, particularly with verbs, with a number of striking features that are generally not found in other members of the Tai-Kadai family. The language is also marked by a rich phoneme inventory and lexical tone, compounding, serial verb constructions and strong head-initial constituent order, as well as a vocabulary that may enhance our understanding of the early history and culture of this region.
In the opening chapters, the volume describes the social, cultural, and linguistic organization of this group, outlines the main points of Zoulei phonology, and presents an overview of the grammar. In succeeding chapters, it examines a number of grammatical topics in greater detail, including phrase and clause structure, verbal syntax, discourse particles, among others. The volume also includes a vocabulary and several texts recorded from village elders.
Xia Li is a lecturer at Hubei University, China. She holds a PhD from Minzu University of China. Jinfang Li is a professor at Minzu University of China. He is the author of 7 books and several dozen journal articles and book chapters on Tai-Kadai. Yongxian Luo is an associate professor at the University of Melbourne. He is the author a...
Title:A Grammar of Zoulei, Southwest China: Southwest ChinaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 6.1 × 0.68 inPublished:October 22, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3034313446

ISBN - 13:9783034313445

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

Contents: The Sound System – Word Formation and Morphological Processes – The Noun Phrase – The Verb Phrase – Adjectives and Adverbs – Clause Types and Other Syntactic Issues – Discourse Particles.