From the academic perspective, Southern Min is one of the Chinese Language families, a dialect. Specifically, Taiwanese Southern Min(TSM) has resulted from a mixture of Formosan languages, Dutch, Japanese and Mandarin by way of language contact. It has preserved the basic structure, but is quite different from the Southern Min spoken in Mainland China. TSM is the natural result of a mixture of different accents.
The author has dedicated his research life to the study of TSM, and the profound result of his study is revealed in this book.
中文原版：台灣閩南語概論 (心理) 2001