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LINGUIST List 22.2014

Tue May 10 2011

Books: Anthropological Linguistics/History of Ling/Translation: Tomalin

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        1.     Paul Peranteau , “And he knew our language”: Tomalin

Message 1: “And he knew our language”: Tomalin
Date: 06-May-2011
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: “And he knew our language”: Tomalin
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Title: “And he knew our language”
Subtitle: Missionary Linguistics on the Pacific Northwest Coast
Series Title: Studies in the History of the Language Sciences 116
Published: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SiHoLS%20116

Author: Marcus Tomalin
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027286833 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027286833 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027246073 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027246073 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027246073 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Abstract:

This ambitious and ground-breaking book examines the linguistic studies
produced by missionaries based on the Pacific Northwest Coast of North
America (and particularly Haida Gwaii) during the late nineteenth and early
twentieth centuries. Making extensive use of unpublished archival materials,
the author demonstrates that the missionaries were responsible for
introducing many innovative and insightful grammatical analyses. Rather than
merely adopting Graeco-Roman models, they drew extensively upon studies
of non-European languages, and a careful exploration of their scripture
translations reveal the origins of the Haida sociolect that emerged as a
result of the missionary activity. The complex interactions between the
missionaries and anthropologists are also discussed, and it is shown that the
former sometimes anticipated linguistic analyses that are now incorrectly
attributed to the latter. Since this book draws upon recent work in
theoretical linguistics, religious history, translation studies, and
anthropology, it emphasises the unavoidably interdisciplinary nature of
Missionary Linguistics research.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            History of Linguistics
                            Translation

Written In: English (eng )

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