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The language of the Sangleys : a Chinese vernacular in missionary sources of the seventeenth century. [Arte de la lengua chio chiu]
AuthorKlöter, Henning, 1969-
Pub. LocationLeidenPublisherBrill
Date2011Phys. Desc.xxii, 411 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
LocationHallway CasesCall NumberPL1081.K56 2011
The language of the Sangleys : a Chinese vernacular in missionary sources of the seventeenth century / by Henning Klöter.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [381]-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.

Subject(s)Chinese language--Middle Chinese, 1200-1919
Missions--Linguistic work
Chinese language--Dialects--Hokkien
Southern Min dialects [Minnanyu 閩南語]
Arte de la lengua chio chiu
SeriesSinica Leidensia ; 98
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #13937
ISBN9789004184930 ; 9004184937LCCN2010039398OCLC609539930