ERIC Number: ED030883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Discourse, Paragraph, and Sentence Structure in Selected Philippine Languages. Final Report. Volume I, Discourse and Paragraph Structure.
Longacre, Robert E.
Twenty-five Philippine languages and dialects were studied to determine the manner in which words, clauses, sounds, and sentences group together to make up units larger than the sentence. Data obtained were analyzed according to tagmemic theory. The introduction to this volume (see also AL 002 032 and AL 002 033) gives a brief orientation to the concepts and terminology of tagmemics. Four points are emphasized: (1) trimodal structuring, (2) pattern and function, (3) hierarchy, and (4) system. Three parts comprise the majority of the document. Part 1 discusses discourse structure; Part 2 deals with paragraph structure. The third part presents the grammar and lexicon in Dibabawon procedural narrative discourse. Illustrative data are given mostly in the form of summary and sampling in English translation. (DO)
Descriptors: Connected Discourse, Discourse Analysis, Language Patterns, Malayo Polynesian Languages, Paragraphs, Sentence Structure, Structural Analysis, Tagmemic Analysis
The Summer Institute of Linguistics, P.O. Box 1960, Santa Ana, Calif. 92702.
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Summer Inst. of Linguistics, Santa Ana, CA.