LINGUIST List 14.3069

Mon Nov 10 2003

Books: Text/Corpus Linguistics, Karao: Brainard

Editor for this issue: Marisa Ferrara <>

Links to the websites of all LINGUIST's supporting publishers are available at the end of this issue.


  1. acad-pub_philippines, Studies in Philippine Languages and Cultures Volume 13: Brainard

Message 1: Studies in Philippine Languages and Cultures Volume 13: Brainard

Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 11:40:45 -0500 (EST)
From: acad-pub_philippines <>
Subject: Studies in Philippine Languages and Cultures Volume 13: Brainard

Title: Studies in Philippine Languages and Cultures Volume 13
Subtitle: 2003 Karao texts
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: SIL Philippines Academic Publications
Book URL:
Availability: Available 

Author: Sherri Brainard

Paperback: ISBN: 9717800170, Pages: xiii, 147, Price: USD $6.00
This volume contains fifteen fully analyzed Karao texts, collected in
the community of Karao in Benguet Province, Luzon, Philippines,
between 1988 and 2003 as part of on-going fieldwork. Karao is a
Southern Cordilleran language of the Northern Philippines and is
spoken by approximately 1400 people. The language displays typical
Philippine-type morphosyntax. Case marking has a consistently
ergative-absolutive pattern, but syntactic control displays a mixed
pattern in that control is distributed more or less evenly between the
two grammatical relations of the transitive clause.

The collection contains traditional narratives, including two classic
Karao accounts, one about how the Karaos came to their present
location in Benguet Province and the other about why snakes do not
bite the Karaos. In addition to traditional narrative, first-person
narrative, procedural, expository, and hortatory genre are also

Each text is presented in a four-line interlinearized format composed
of an orthographic representation, a morpheme analysis, a gloss for
each morpheme, and a free translation. A short introduction gives
information about the Karao people, the orthographic representation,
principles of analysis, and the version of localist case grammar used
for the analysis of verbs and semantic roles in the texts. Three
appendices provide additional details about nominal markers, pronouns,
verb affixes, and nominalizing affixes.

Ordering information:

Orders may be placed by:
fax: +63-2-726-2012
mail: Academic Publications, Summer Institute of Linguistics
 P.O. Box 2270 CPO, 1099 Manila, Philippines

Sorry, we do not have credit card facilities. Payment in US dollars or
Philippine pesos only (peso price available on request). Unless
requested, orders are shipped via surface mail (about 4 to 6
months).When an order is received, the books will be sent out. An
invoice with the full amount due will be sent out separately.
Alternatively, airmail or international courier shipping is available.
Lingfield(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics 	
Subject Language(s): Karao (Language Code: KYJ)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

 See this book announcement on our website: 

Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

-------------------------- Major Supporters --------------------------
Blackwell Publishing
Cambridge University Press
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
Elsevier Ltd.
John Benjamins
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Lincom GmbH
MIT Press
Mouton de Gruyter
Oxford University Press
Pacini Editore Spa
Routledge (Taylor and Francis)

---------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ----------------------
Anthropological Linguistics
CSLI Publications
Canadian Journal of Linguistics
Cascadilla Press
Evolution Publishing
Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc., Umass
International Pragmatics Assoc.
Linguistic Assoc. of Finland
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics
Multilingual Matters
Pacific Linguistics
Palgrave Macmillan
Pearson Longman
SIL International
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd.
Utrecht Institute of Linguistics