ERIC Number: ED098788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Chamorro Reference Grammar. Pali Language Texts: Micronesia.
Topping, Donald M.; Dungca, Bernadita C.
This detailed reference grammar of Chamorro, the native Malayo-Polynesian language spoken in Guam and the other Mariana Islands (Saipan, Rota, Tinian), differs from earlier grammars of the language in that: (1) it includes new data; (2) it offers a different interpretation of some of the data based on more recent linguistic concepts; and (3) it is written primarily to help Chamorro speakers learn something of the complexities of their language. The book is divided into three sections. The first describes the Chamorro sound system; the second deals with Chamorro morphology; and the third covers its syntax. Each section includes a discussion of the relevant elements of Chamorrocized Spanish. Throughout the text can be found "notes to linguists" who may be interested in Chamorro grammar. A knowledge of the fundamentals of structural linguistics would be helpful in understanding the grammar. A glossary of linguistic terms, bibliography, and index are appended. (SB)
Descriptors: Chamorro, Descriptive Linguistics, Grammar, Malayo Polynesian Languages, Morphology (Languages), Phonology, Reference Materials, Syntax, Textbooks
University Press of Hawaii, 535 Ward Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814 ($6.00)
Publication Type: Books
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