Origin of the Tai People 2―Linguistic Approach is the second volume of a trilogy that presents the early history of the Tai race from the linguistic view. The first volume (Origin of the Tai People 1—Historical Approach) deals with the prehistory of the Tai people from the historical approach. The third volume (Origin of the Tai People—Genetic and Archaeological Approaches) provides an overview of the latest genetic and archaeological researches in connection with the Tai people.

The linguistic prehistory of the Tai-Kadai language is illustrated with plenty of images.