ERIC Number: ED252052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Studies in Philippine Linguistics. Volume 4, Number 2.
Otanes, Fe T., Ed.; Hale, Austin, Ed.
A collection of three papers written at a workshop on discourse grammar in Philippine languages is presented. The aims of the workshop were to (1) focus on discourse level grammar in the languages studied; (2) identify contrastive discourse types (genre) in the surface grammar; (3) identify the semantic constructions encoded by the different genres; and (4) identify any other grammatical and semantic units above the syntactic level. A primary question addressed was: Given the assumption that there is a grammatical hierarchy consisting of such units as morpheme, word, phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph, and discourse, is there a corresponding hierarchy of semantic constructions? An introductory chapter outlines the elements of discourse structure as they are used to study Philippine languages. The papers include: "Semantic and Thematic Structure of Discourse in Balangao" (Joanne Shetler and Michael Walrod); "Some Features of Hortatory Discourse in Central Cagayan Agta" (Roy Mayfield); and "The Semantic Structure of Tagbanwa Discourse" (Peter Green). (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Summer Inst. of Linguistics, Manila (Philippines).; Linguistic Society of the Philippines, Manila.
Identifiers: Balangao; Cagayan Agta; Philippines; Tagbanwa
Note: Papers written at a discourse grammar workshop (Bagabag, Philippines, August-September 1978).