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Title: The Influence of Christianity on the Indigenous Languages of Taiwan
Authors: 戴智偉
De Busser, Rik
Contributors: 語言所
Keywords: Bunun; Austronesian languages of Taiwan; standardisation; Bible translation; Christian missionaries; Christianity in Taiwan
Date: 2019-09
Issue Date: 2020-09-02 09:18:54 (UTC+8)
Abstract: This paper discusses two major ways in which the introduction of Christianity exerted an important influence on the Bunun language. In the second half of the twentieth century, Christian churches were instrumental in the protection of indigenous languages, including Bunun, against the cultural and linguistic unification policies of the Taiwanese government. In a different way, work on Bible translation in Bunun has resulted in the creation of a pan-dialectal religious vocabulary and led to the creation of a de facto standard variant of the language based on the Isbukun dialect. Today, a complex relationship exists between this written standard and other Bunun dialects.
Relation: International Journal of Taiwan Studies, Vol.2, No.2, pp.341-363
Data Type: article
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