|And he knew our language : missionary linguistics on the Pacific northwest coast|
|Pub. Location||Amsterdam ; Philadelphia||Publisher||John Benjamins Publishing Co.|
|Date||2011||Phys. Desc.||pdf [viii, 203 pages]|
|Location||Digital Archives||Call Number||PM1271.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 Making extensive use of unpublished archival materials, the author demonstrates that the missionaries were responsible for introducing many innovative and insightful grammatical analyses.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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