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Title: Central Tagbanwa
Subtitle: A Philippine language on the brink of extinction
Written By: Robert A. Scebold
URL: http://www.sil.org/asia/philippines/plb_whats_new.html
Series Title: Linguistic Society of the Philippines Special Monograph Series 48
Description:

The Central Tagbanwa people of the Philippines are on the verge of losing their language forever. In the last sixty years, the ravages of war and disease, and the large influx of migrants have drastically altered the sociolinguistic dynamics of their homeland. There is no question that Central Tagbanwa is an endangered language. If the trend shown in this study continues, the Central Tagbanwa language will become only a sentimental memory to the generation now being born. The aim of this book is to preserve the linguistic heritage of the Central Tagbanwa people for generations to come.
1. Historical Background
2. Sociolinguistic Dynamics
3. Phonology
4. Grammar
5. A Brief Lexicon
Appendices: Three Central Tagbanwa interlinear texts. (Note: Central Tagbanwa is distinct from the other two mutually unintelligible Tagbanwa languages spoken in Palawan province: Aborlan Tagbanwa spoken in central Palawan, and Calamian Tagbanwa spoken in the Calamian Islands off the northern tip of Palawan.)

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Orders may be placed by: email: info_philippines@sil.org fax: +63-2-726-2012 mail: Academic Publications, Summer Institute of Linguistics
P.O. Box 2270 CPO, 1099 Manila, Philippines

Sorry, we do not have credit card facilities. Payment in US dollars or Philippine pesos only (peso price available on request). Unless requested, orders are shipped via surface mail (about 4 to 6 months).When an order is received, the books will be sent out. An invoice with the full amount due will be sent out separately. Alternatively, airmail or international courier shipping is available.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: SIL Philippines Academic Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Tagbanwa, Central
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9717800146
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: xiii, 168
Prices: USD $5.50