|Classification / Classification
mon-khmer > viet-muong > vietnamien
Mon-Khmer > Viet-Muong > Vietnamese
The affiliation of Vietnamese (tiếng Việt) to Mon-Khmer was demonstrated by Haudricourt (1953); later research showed that Vietnamese is closest to the Muong languages (Ferlus 2004), with which it constitutes the Viet-Muong branch (also known as Vietic) of Mon-Khmer (Sidwell 2009).
Ferlus, Michel. 2004. "The origin of tones in Viet-Muong." In Papers from the Eleventh Annual Conference of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society 2001, edited by Somsonge Burusphat, 297–313. Tempe, Arizona: Arizona State University Programme for Southeast Asian Studies Monograph Series Press.
Haudricourt, André-Georges. 1953. "La place du vietnamien dans les langues austroasiatiques." Bulletin de La Société de Linguistique de Paris 49 (1): 122–128.
Sidwell, Paul (2009). Classifying the Austroasiatic languages: history and state of the art. LINCOM studies in Asian linguistics, 76. Munich: Lincom Europa.