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Author Tomalin, Marcus.

Title And he knew our language : missionary linguistics on the Pacific northwest coast / Marcus Tomalin
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2011


Description 1 online resource (viii, 203 pages)
Series Studies in the history of the language sciences ; v. 116
Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Series III, Studies in the history of the language sciences ; v. 116.
Contents "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
Summary 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 Making extensive use of unpublished archival materials, the author demonstrates that the missionaries were responsible for introducing many innovative and insightful grammatical analyses.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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-197) and index
Notes This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license
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Print version record
Subject Haida language -- Discourse analysis
Haida Indians -- Languages
Indians -- Languages -- History
Indians of North America -- Missions -- British Columbia -- Haida Gwaii
Philosophy of language.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- Native American Languages.
Indians -- Languages
Indians of North America -- Missions
British Columbia -- Haida Gwaii
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011007659
ISBN 9789027286833