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Title: Missionary Linguistics IV / Lingüística misionera IV
Subtitle: Lexicography. Selected papers from the Fifth International Conference on Missionary Linguistics, Mérida, Yucatán, 14-17 March 2007
Edited By: Otto Zwartjes
Ramón Arzápalo Marín
Thomas C. Smith-Stark
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SiHoLS%20114
Series Title: Studies in the History of the Language Sciences 114
Description:

This fourth volume on Missionary Linguistics focuses on lexicography. It
contains a selection of papers derived from the Fifth International
Conference on Missionary Linguistics held in Mérida, Yucatán (Mexico),
14th-17th March 2007. As with the previous three volumes (2004, on general
issues, 2005, on orthography and phonology, and 2007 on morphology and
syntax), this volume looks at the lexicographical production of
missionaries in general, the influence of European sources, such as
Ambrogio Calepino and Antonio de Nebrija, translation theories, attitudes
toward non-Western cultures, trans- and interculturality, semantics,
morphological analysis and organizational principles of the dictionaries,
such as styles and structure of the entries, citation forms, etc. It
presents research into languages such as Maya, Nahuatl, Tarasco
(Pur’épecha), Lushootseed, Equatorian Quechua, Tupinambá, Ilocan, Tamil and
Southern Min Chinese dialects.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Sociolinguistics
Lexicography
Discipline of Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 902724605X
ISBN-13: 9789027246059
Prices: Europe EURO 110.00
U.S. $ 165.00
 
Format: Electronic
ISBN:
ISBN-13: 9789027290397
Prices: Europe EURO 110.00
U.S. $ 165.00