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Published: 31 December 2021

328 Pages | 47

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197509920

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The Last Language on Earth

Linguistic Utopianism in the Philippines

Piers Kelly

Oxford Studies in the Anthropology of Language

  • An ethnographic history of a "mysterious" invented language in the Philippines
  • An original contribution to the early-twentieth-century history of the southern Philippines, based on fieldwork and archival materials
  • Demonstrates how driving theoretical concepts in linguistic anthropology, especially language and literacy ideology, can be productively applied to a real-world situation

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