|The language of the Sangleys : a Chinese vernacular in missionary sources of the seventeenth century. [Arte de la lengua chio chiu]|
|Author||Klöter, Henning, 1969-|
|Date||2011||Phys. Desc.||xxii, 411 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
|Location||Hallway Cases||Call Number||PL1081.K56 2011|
|The language of the Sangleys : a Chinese vernacular in missionary sources of the seventeenth century / by Henning Klöter.|
Includes bibliographical references (p. -401) and index.
"Handwritten in the seventeenth century, the Arte de la lengua chio chiu is the oldest extant grammar of the Chinese vernacular known as Southern Min or Hokkien, and a spectacular source text for present-day linguistics. Its author, a Spanish Dominican missionary, worked among the Chinese settlers in Manila or "Sangleys". The first part of The Language of the Sangleys is an in-depth analysis of the Arte in its historical, social and linguistic contexts. The second part offers an annotated transcript and translation of the Arte, including facsimiles of the original manuscript...."--Publisher info.
Authorship of the Arte, often ascribed to Fray Melchior de Mançano, is questioned in this text.