ERIC Number: ED426594
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
A Discourse-Oriented Grammar of Eastern Bontoc.
Studies in Philippine Linguistics, v10 n1 1997
The study presents a grammar of Eastern Bontoc, an Austronesian language of the northern Philippines that includes five village dialects and has about 8,000 speakers. Data are from transcribed recordings of primarily one dialect, gathered in 1977-80. The discourse-oriented grammar is outlined in six chapters: an introduction to the language, its speakers and dialects, the scope of the study, and principles of segmental phonology and morphophonemics; theoretical considerations concerning discourse-level structure, classification of discourse genres, and other structural concerns; patterns of structure from word to sentence level; aspects of behavioral discourse genre; characteristics of expository discourse genre; and conclusions. The appendix contains transcripts and translations. (Contains 69 references.) (MSE)
Descriptors: Descriptive Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries, Grammar, Language Patterns, Language Research, Linguistic Theory, Morphology (Languages), Sentence Structure, Uncommonly Taught Languages
SIL, Philippines Branch, Box 2270 CPO, 0199, Manila, Philippines ($13).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Summer Inst. of Linguistics, Manila (Philippines).; Linguistic Society of the Philippines, Manila.