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Ibatan to English dictionary, with English, Filipino, Ilokano, Ivatan indices by Judith Y. M. Maree and Orland R. Tomas (review)

Ibatan to English dictionary, with English, Filipino, Ilokano, Ivatan indices by Judith Y. M.... Book Reviews Judith Y. M. Maree and Orland R. Tomas, compilers. 2012. Ibatan to English dictionary, with English, Filipino, Ilokano, Ivatan indices. Manila: SIL Philippines. xv + 501 pp. ISBN 978971-18-0439-8. $20.00, paper. Ibatan is the language of Babuyan Claro, one of the islands in the Babuyan group that lies directly south of the Batanes Islands and north of Luzon in the Philippines. Babuyan Claro has a population of around 1,300, of whom around 1,000 are native speakers of Ibatan. Judith Maree, one of the main compilers, has been doing research on the language since 1978 along with her husband, Rundell Maree (RM), who is the author of the Introduction, grammatical sketch, and appendices of the volume, under the auspices of SIL International. The second main compiler, Orlando Tomas, whose photo appears on the beautiful cover of the book, is an elementary school teacher. They were ably assisted by a group of native speakers and an editorial committee who reviewed and edited the volume prior to its submission for publication. Despite its relatively small size (about 5,000 main entries), this dictionary is a fine addition to the growing number of good dictionaries of little-known Philippine languages (cf. Newell http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Oceanic Linguistics University of Hawai'I Press

Ibatan to English dictionary, with English, Filipino, Ilokano, Ivatan indices by Judith Y. M. Maree and Orland R. Tomas (review)

Oceanic Linguistics , Volume 54 (1) – Jul 21, 2015

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Book Reviews Judith Y. M. Maree and Orland R. Tomas, compilers. 2012. Ibatan to English dictionary, with English, Filipino, Ilokano, Ivatan indices. Manila: SIL Philippines. xv + 501 pp. ISBN 978971-18-0439-8. $20.00, paper. Ibatan is the language of Babuyan Claro, one of the islands in the Babuyan group that lies directly south of the Batanes Islands and north of Luzon in the Philippines. Babuyan Claro has a population of around 1,300, of whom around 1,000 are native speakers of Ibatan. Judith Maree, one of the main compilers, has been doing research on the language since 1978 along with her husband, Rundell Maree (RM), who is the author of the Introduction, grammatical sketch, and appendices of the volume, under the auspices of SIL International. The second main compiler, Orlando Tomas, whose photo appears on the beautiful cover of the book, is an elementary school teacher. They were ably assisted by a group of native speakers and an editorial committee who reviewed and edited the volume prior to its submission for publication. Despite its relatively small size (about 5,000 main entries), this dictionary is a fine addition to the growing number of good dictionaries of little-known Philippine languages (cf. Newell

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