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Mon-Khmer Call Home

In Uncategorized on July 11, 2007 at 1:05 pm
Lundi 16 juillet 2007 / Monday 16th of July 2007
Vous êtes cordialement invités à la présentation informelleYou are cordially invited to attend the informal presentation:
Looking for the homeland of Mon-Khmer language

Gérard DIFFLOTH
Associate Member of the EFEO
Récemment, plusieurs archéologues (Higham, Belwood) ont tenté de relancer l’hypothèse selon laquelle les populations parlant les langues de la famille Mon-Khmer seraient originaires de Chine Centrale.

La famille Mon-Khmer (environ 120 langues) ne constitue qu’une moitié de la plus grande famille Austro-asiatique dont l’autre moitié, les langues de la famille Munda (environ 20 langues) se trouvent en Inde. Nous proposons quelques arguments suggérant que les origines de la famille Austro-asiatique serait plutôt à chercher du côté du Golfe du Bengale. Aussi quelques photos.

Recently, several archaeologists (Higham, Belwood) have tried to revive the idea that Mon-Khmer speaking populations originated in Central China.

However, the Mon-Khmer family (ab. 120 languages) constitutes only one half of the larger Austroasiatic family, the other half, the Munda family (ab. 20 languages) is located in India. We will present a few arguments suggesting that the origins of the Austroasitic family are more likely to be found somewhere on the shores of the Bay of Bengal. Some photos also.

Gérard Diffloth, PhD in Linguistics, UCLA (1968); Professor of Linguistics University of Chicago; Professor of Linguistics and Asian studies, Cornell University. Currently associate member of the EFEO, writing an « Introduction to comparative Mon-Khmer ».

18 h 30, Lundi 16 juillet 2007, au centre de l’EFEO.

Monday 16th of July 2007, at 6:30 pm at the EFEO.

Presentation will be in English – La présentation sera en Anglais

Ecole Française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO) Siem Reap

P.O. Box 93 300, Siem Reap – Angkor

Phum Beng Don Pa, Khum Slâ Kram, Siem Reap, Cambodge

Tel: (885) (16) 635 037 / (63) 964 630 / Tel/Fax: (855) (63) 964 226

Email: efeo.angkor@online.com.kh / efeo.angkor.bib@online.com.kh

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