publication . Doctoral thesis . 2016

Missionary Pragmalinguistics: Father Diego Luis de Sanvitores’ grammar (1668) within the tradition of Philippine grammars

Winkler, A.P.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: LOT
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
The grammar written in Latin, in 1668, by the Jesuit missionary Father Diego Luis de Sanvitores (1627-1672) is the oldest description we have of Chamorro, a language spoken on the Mariana islands. The grammar received a number of bad reviews and as a consequence has become neglected and almost forgotten. The main point of criticism has been that Sanvitores used the Latin grammatical framework to explain a language that in many ways does not fit this framework. In this thesis it is argued instead that Sanvitores had remarkable insight in the linguistic structure of Chamorro. It is shown how Sanvitores and his contemporary missionaries working in this ‘Philippine ...
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Structure of the Lingua Mariana....................................................... 33

3. The birth of Functional Grammar in the 'Austronesian school' of missionary linguistics ............................................................................... 67

4. Subject, Topic, passive and perspective in Functional (Discourse) Grammar and in Philippine Missionary Grammar .............................. 85

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