Wednesday, August 27th, 2003
You are cordially invited to attend the following informal presentation:

“Mon-Khmer”, What does it mean?


Member of the EFEO

Mon-Khmer is the name of a family of about 120 related languages, scattered throughout Mainland SEAsia; Khmer is one of them. The Munda family of East-India is a sister-family to Mon-Khmer, forming with it the Austroasiatic phylum. In this short lecture, a few glimpses will be give of Mon-Khmer languages such as Khasi spoken in India, Mon spoken in Burma, Vietnamese, and a few others showing that they are similar and yet quite different from each other and from Khmer, due to thousands of years of independent history.

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

The presentation will take place on August, 27th, at 6:30 pm in the EFEO library.

Presentation will be in English

In order to encourage scientific exchange, formally as well as informally, we are planning to follow up with other presentations by speakers working on subjects of interest to the Siem Reap scholarly community. You will be noticed by e-mail of these developments as they occur. Please do not hesitate to forward this invitation to whoever you feel would be interested.

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

Phum Beng Don Pa, Khum Slâ Kram, Siem Reap, Cambodge
Tel: (885) (16) 635 037 / (63) 964 630 Tel/Fax: (855) (63) 964 226
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