ERIC Number: ED187096
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Phones in Philippine Languages. Studies in Philippine Linguistics, Vol. 3, No. 1.
Jacobson, Marc R.
Phonological data of 30 Philippine languages are presented. The languages were selected as representative of 12 minor families within the Philippine group. The data is charted for easy comparison between language families and between individual languages. The research method consists of gathering data from journal articles and unpublished phonological reports prepared by members of the Summer Institute of Linguistics. Materials were written between l953 and l977. Each of the languages was then charted and a questionnaire was sent out to a linguist who is currently working in the language. The questionnaire probed notable ommissions in the phonology of the language apparent when comparison was made with other languages in its family. The revised data are presented in three charts, the first of which presents stop and affricate phonemes and their allophones and lists the language family name. Chart two presents fricative, liquid, nasal, and semivowel phonemes and their allophones. Chart three gives vowel and supersegmental phonemes and their allophones. Areas for further research are briefly considered. The questionnaire and list of contributing linguists and a technical description of phone symbols are appended. A bibliography is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Data Collection, Indonesian Languages, Language Research, Malayo Polynesian Languages, Phonemes, Phonology, Suprasegmentals
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Summer Inst. of Linguistics, Manila (Philippines).