Southeast Asian Languages and Literatures: A Bibliographical Guide to Burmese, Cambodian, Indonesian, Javanese, Malay, Minangkakau, Thai and Vietnames

Southeast Asian Languages and Literatures: A Bibliographical Guide to Burmese, Cambodian, Indonesian, Javanese, Malay, Minangkakau, Thai and Vietnames

By: E.U. Kratz (editor)Hardback

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This work is a guide to the languages and literatures of Southeast Asia, a huge region, almost as large as western and eastern Europe combined, with a multitude of ethnic groups, languages, religions, social structures and governments. The area is home to almost 450 million people speaking hundreds of different languages and even more dialects. There are four major independent language families of which Malay, and its Indonesian forms, is the most important and is considered to be the world's fourth largest language. Despite the size and diversity of the regions, there is a striking cultural cohesion, and this bibliographical survey shows the languages and literatures in their rich and historical depth, wide thematic range and stylistic variety, drawing upon indigenous and western sources.

Contents

The study of Burmese literature - a general survey, Anna Allott; Burmese language study, John Okell; Cambodian language and literature studies 1965-1990, D.A. Smyth; Malay and Indonesian, N.G. Phillips; Javanese language, literature, and theatre, Bernard Arps; Indonesian literature, E. Ulrich Kratz; modern Malay literature, N.G. Phillips; literatures in Malay of Brunei, Singapore and East Malaysia; traditional Malay literature, E. Ulrich Kratz; Minangkabau language and literature, N.G. Phillips; western studies of the Thai language since the 1940s - a brief survey, D.A. Smyth; coming to grips with Thai literature - writings on Thai literature in western languages, Manas Chitakasem; studies on Vietnamese language and literature, Dana Healy; translations of South-east Asian texts.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781860641145
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 465
  • ID: 9781860641145
  • ISBN10: 1860641148

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