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Date: 02-Nov-2011 From: Susanne Huber <susanne.huberakademie-verlag.de> Subject: Philippine and Chamorro Linguistics Before the Advent of Structuralism: Reid, Ridruejo, Stolz (Eds) E-mail this message to a friend
Title: Philippine and Chamorro Linguistics Before the Advent of Structuralism
Series Title: Koloniale und Postkoloniale Linguistik / Colonial and Postcolonial Linguistics (KPL/CPL)
Publisher: Akademie Verlag GmbH
Editor: Lawrence A. Reid
Editor: Emilio Ridruejo
Editor: Thomas Stolz
Hardback: ISBN: 9783050052144 Pages: 244 Price: Europe EURO 99.80
The papers assembled in this collection deal with the early linguistic sources on the languages of the Philippines and Micronesia. Tagalog, Bikol, Cebuano, Iloko, Chamorro and sundry languages of the area and beyond are featured in the papers. The focus is on the first descriptive work devoted to these languages and subsequent early treatments and their potential interdependency. Several papers also address the issue of how "modern" the early grammarians of Philippine languages were and to what extent they did typological linguistics avant la lettre.
The collection is a pioneer contribution to the history of descriptive linguistics in Southeast Asia and the West Pacific. Moreover it offers a window to the past for the interested members of the modern speech communities of the languages covered by the papers.
History of Linguistics