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On the Linguistic Affiliation of 'Tai Loi'

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Item Summary Hall, Elizabeth 2017-08-22T18:34:05Z 2017-08-22T18:34:05Z 2017-12-01
dc.identifier.issn 1836-6821
dc.description.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.
dc.format.extent 4 pages
dc.subject Tai Loi
dc.subject Palaungic
dc.subject Waic
dc.subject Angkuic
dc.subject exonyms
dc.title On the Linguistic Affiliation of 'Tai Loi'
dc.type Data paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.subject.languagecode tlq
dc.subject.languagecode ukk
dc.subject.languagecode blr
dc.subject.languagecode rbb
dc.subject.languagecode ril
dc.subject.languagecode pce
dc.subject.languagecode pll
prism.publicationname Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society
prism.volume 10
prism.number 2
prism.startingpage xix
prism.endingpage xxii
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