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On the Linguistic Affiliation of 'Tai Loi'

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Title:On the Linguistic Affiliation of 'Tai Loi'
Authors:Hall, Elizabeth
Keywords:Tai Loi
Palaungic
Waic
Angkuic
exonyms
Date Issued:01 Dec 2017
Abstract:This short investigation of languages referred to as Tai Loi shows that at least seven different languages from three Palaungic subgroups are referred to by this exonym. Simply meaning ‘mountaineers’, Tai Loi appears to denote Buddhist speakers as a sociopolitical identity rather than a linguistic one. As a linguistic designation, it may lead to confusion and should therefore be avoided. Since ISO 639 forms a part of the language tags distinguishing dialectal, regional and script variation in languages, there is the potential for even broader confusion.
Pages/Duration:4 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10524/52409
ISSN:1836-6821
Volume:10
Issue/Number:2
Appears in Collections: B. Data Papers / Book Reviews / Other Notes


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