The stratigraphy of a community: 150 years of language contact and change in Babuyan Claro, Philippines
Language is a reflection of history, and as such, changes in the social life of a community are signaled by corresponding layers of language change. The island community of Babuyan Claro, located in the far north of the Philippines, demonstrates the importance of this connection. The island is home to the Ibatans, a community which emerged from a century and a half of intense social contact between people from different, but closely related, ethnolinguistic groups: Ivatan and Itbayaten...[Show more]
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