A Grammar of Khatso

A Grammar of Khatso


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Thousands of endangered languages across the globe are on the verge of extinction and linguists are desperately trying to document them before they disappear. This book is the first comprehensive description of Khatso, an endangered language spoken in a single farming village in China’s Yunnan Province. Based on natural language from dozens of speakers captured during a year of fieldwork, this analysis presents Khatso the way it is spoken in daily life. As a result, it creates a valuable permanent record of the features, structures and systems that comprise the language for both speakers and linguists alike.

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de Gruyter Mouton

A Grammar of Khatso