Structure of Hmong-Mien Languages

Course time: 
Tuesday/Friday 1:30-3:20 PM
The 90, Room 211

We will examine phonological inventories, bound morphemes (the few that exist), syntactic structures, and types of expressive/aesthetic language found in languages across the Hmong-Mien (Miao-Yao) family of southern China and northern Southeast Asia. An overview of the internal structure and history of the HM family and its place in the network of language families of the region will also be presented.