Angkor Database

Selected Papers on Khmerology / Choix d'articles de khmérologie

by Saveros Pou

Languages : English, French, Khmer

499 pages - Hardback Reyum Publishing

ISBN: 978-1588860439

Linguist and ethnologist Saveros Pou has extensively written on Khmer culture, language and traditions. This compilation by Reyum Publishing (Phnom Penh) reflects the scope of her interests, from folk tales to intricate stone inscriptions.

About the author

Saveros Pou

Saveros Pou ( ពៅ សាវរស, b. 1929), also known around 1970 under the name Saveros Lewitz, is a French linguist of Cambodian origin. A retired research director of the CNRS in Paris, a specialist of the Khmer language and civilization, she carried out extensive work of Khmer epigraphy, starting as a young researcher with her teacher George Cœdès.

Her work in the field of etymology, specifically applied to old Khmer (from 6th to 14th centuries) was seminal, while her varied skills enabled her to tackle areas such as the very rich processes of derivation in Khmer, religion, codes of conduct, zoology and botany, cooking, etc. This encyclopedic approach is reflected in her Dictionnaire vieux khmer-français-anglais.

She is the author of more than 150 books and articles, published in several orientalist journals such as the Journal Asiatique and the Bulletin de l'École française d'Extrême-Orient.