The morphosyntax of a created language of the Philippines: folk linguistic effects and the limits of relexification
The Eskaya people of Bohol in the southern Philippines use the Eskayan language and script in specific domains: schooling, church, speechmaking and literary transcription. Both language and script are attributed to an ancestral creator known as Pinay. At first glance, Eskayan appears to be a simple relexification of the regional Visayan language of which Eskaya people are mother-tongue speakers, as translations of the traditional literature into Visayan have the appearance of word-for-word...[Show more]
|Source:||Proceedings of the 42nd Australian Linguistic Society Conference 2011|
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