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And he knew our language : missionary linguistics on the Pacific northwest coast
AuthorTomalin, Marcus
Pub. LocationAmsterdam ; PhiladelphiaPublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Co.
Date2011Phys. Desc.pdf [viii, 203 pages]
LocationDigital ArchivesCall NumberPM1271.T66 2011d
And he knew our language : missionary linguistics on the Pacific northwest coast / Marcus Tomalin.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-197) and index.

"And he knew our language"; Editorial page; Title page; LCC Data; Dedication page; Table of contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Culture and contact; 3. Initial encounters; 4. Analysing and assessing; 5. Translating scripture; 6. Anthropological approaches; 7. Conclusion; References; Index of biographical names; Index of subjects and terms; The series Studies in the History of the Language Sciences.

This ambitious and ground-breaking book examines the linguistic studies produced by missionaries based on the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America (and particularly Haida Gwaii) during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Making extensive use of unpublished archival materials, the author demonstrates that the missionaries were responsible for introducing many innovative and insightful grammatical analyses. Rather than merely adopting Graeco-Roman models, they drew extensively upon studies of non-European languages, and a careful exploration of their scripture translations rev.

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Local access dig.pdf. [Tomalin-Missionary Linguistics.pdf]
Available online via Gleeson Library.

Subject(s)Haida language--Discourse analysis
Haida Indians--Languages
Indians--Languages--History
Indians of North America--Missions--British Columbia--Haida Gwaii
SeriesAmsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Series III, Studies in the history of the language sciences ; v. 116
Rec. TypeDigital Book (PDF)LanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #19887
ISBN9789027246073OCLC717175835