Direksiyong Historikal ng mga Pag-aaral Panggramar ng mga Wikang Timog Bisaya

Bautista Francisco, Jr. (2015) Direksiyong Historikal ng mga Pag-aaral Panggramar ng mga Wikang Timog Bisaya. Daluyan: Journal ng Wikang Filipino, 21 (1). pp. 7-20.

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Th is paper presents the historical trajectory of written grammars and researches on South Bisayan languages (i.e. Cebuano, Tausug, Surigaonon, Butuanon) from 1900 until present. It used the operational framework used by Gonzales-Garcia (2011) in identifying major historical trends in grammars produced for Filipino/Tagalog language, with an attempt to access the most relevant texts on the topic that would ensure representativeness of gathered data. It was found that there is a huge numerical margin between grammars written for Cebuano and those for the rest of other South Bisayan languages. Nevertheless, it is interesting to note that despite this huge margin, even Cebuano had accounted for a low number of produced studies or reference grammars when compared to other important Philippine languages, based on the inventories made by Blake (1920), and Asuncion-Landé (1971), among others. Th ese inventories showed that Cebuano-related grammars and researches only comprise 1 to 7 percent of all surveyed texts. Th e presentation of the historical trends in the grammars of South Bisayan languages suggests that evident transfers of interest in the conduct of linguistic or language studies for the said language sub-family took place. Th e direction was from the staunch interest by foreign missionaries to propagate Christian faith to a more academic approach of foreign and native-born scholars. Th e individuals who studied these languages had varied motivations for pursuing or publishing their papers, the more prominent ones include the desire to contribute in the exertion of political influence to the involved linguistic community and to harness the commercial value of the reference grammars especially when the target readers are foreigners who wanted to communicate with locals. To aid in the scholastic efforts of fellow language researchers, a partial annotation of contemporary writings on South Bisayan grammars, from 1960 to the most recent, was attached to this paper.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: annotated bibliography, Cebuano, Philippine linguistics, reference grammar, sangguniang panggramar, Sebwano, South Bisayan, Timog Bisaya
Depositing User: eLib Admin
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2017 00:01
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2017 00:01
URI: http://lib.mainit.org/id/eprint/207

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