LINGUIST List 14.281

Mon Jan 27 2003

Books: Lang Description: Davis, Baker, Spitz, Baek

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  1. LINCOM.EUROPA, The Grammar of Yogad: Davis, Baker, Spitz, Baek

Message 1: The Grammar of Yogad: Davis, Baker, Spitz, Baek

Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 14:04:08 +0000
Subject: The Grammar of Yogad: Davis, Baker, Spitz, Baek

Title: The Grammar of Yogad
Subtitle: A functional explanation
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Austronesian Linguistics 01
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Lincom Europa
Availability: Available
Author: Philip W Davis, Rice University 
Author: John W Baker
Author: Walter L. Spitz 
Author: Mihyun Baek 
Hardback: ISBN: 3895862126, Pages: 250pp., Price: USD 80.60 / EUR
	 72.10 / GBP 46.70
Comment: (2nd printing)
Yogad, an Austronesian language spoken on the island of Luzon, has
been only sparingly mentioned in the literature on Philippine
languages. This is the first detailed description of its grammar.

Chapter 1 introduces the language, briefly describing its phonology
and the framework for the description to follow. Chapter 2 sets out
the organization of the simple sentence and the semantics associated
with its grammar. Chapter 3 is concerned with several issues centering
about 'discourse'. First, the devices for managing topic are
described. Second, the content of the Yogad determiners is delineated;
and third, the grammar and semantics of complex sentences are
discussed. A text, which is the basis of these remarks, is
included. Chapters 4 and 5 introduce the verbal affixes, which are
typical of the Philippine languages. Chapter 6 deals with two
additional affixes: a 'defective' affix -uhn and the affix pa-.
Chapter 7 draws some conclusions from the foregoing description. The
orientation is consistently functional, and the goal is always to
identify the content of the grammar in an integrated way. Contents
such as 'rheme', 'topic', 'role', 'voice', etc. are prominent. Iinthis
vein, Yogad represents a language type which contrasts sharply with
more familiar European languages.
Lingfield(s): Language Description

Subject Language(s): Yogad (Language Code: YOG)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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