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A comparative analysis of Eskayan and Boholano-Visayan (Cebuano) phonotactics: implications for the origins of Eskayan lexemes

Kelly, Piers


When the Eskaya community first came to light on the island of Bohol in the southern Philippines, much speculation centred on the group’s origins but there was no detailed analysis of their unusual language and script. Eskaya people consider their language to have been the deliberate creation of a legendary ancestor, a narrative that is consistent with the fact that Eskayan appears to be a near total relexification of Boholano-Visayan, the dominant language of Bohol. This paper outlines...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (JSEALS) 8 (2015):iii-xiv


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