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Javaans–Nederlands Woordenboek by Rob van Albada and Th. Pigeaud (review)

Javaans–Nederlands Woordenboek by Rob van Albada and Th. Pigeaud (review) Book Reviews Rob van Albada and Th. Pigeaud. 2014. Javaans­Nederlands Woordenboek (2 vols). Leiden/Boston: Brill. Vol. 1: xxxiv + 768 pp.; vol. 2: vi + 742 pp. ISBN 978-90-04-27695-6. 149.00 / US$194.00, hardcover. The lexicography of the Javanese language has had a checkered career, and is an ongoing process. It started in the nineteenth century, when Dutch scholars began the process of compiling lists of Javanese words, in the context of their contact with the population for the purposes of the colonial project. These efforts culminated in the dictionary known as "Gericke & Roorda," which appeared in its final edition in 1901. This is the two-volume Javaansch­Nederlandsch Handwoordenboek of J. F. C. Gericke and T. Roorda, improved and expanded by A. C. Vreede with the collaboration of J. G. H. Gunning (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1901). Here all the entries and examples are printed in Javanese script. Other manuscript materials are to be found in the collection of the Leiden University Library. For many years, the above dictionary was regarded as authoritative for Javanese, both colloquial and literary. However, in the 1930s, the government language officer (taalambtenaar) Th. Pigeaud, based in Yogyakarta, was given the task of revising http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Oceanic Linguistics University of Hawai'I Press

Javaans–Nederlands Woordenboek by Rob van Albada and Th. Pigeaud (review)

Oceanic Linguistics , Volume 55 (2) – Dec 8, 2016

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Book Reviews Rob van Albada and Th. Pigeaud. 2014. Javaans­Nederlands Woordenboek (2 vols). Leiden/Boston: Brill. Vol. 1: xxxiv + 768 pp.; vol. 2: vi + 742 pp. ISBN 978-90-04-27695-6. 149.00 / US$194.00, hardcover. The lexicography of the Javanese language has had a checkered career, and is an ongoing process. It started in the nineteenth century, when Dutch scholars began the process of compiling lists of Javanese words, in the context of their contact with the population for the purposes of the colonial project. These efforts culminated in the dictionary known as "Gericke & Roorda," which appeared in its final edition in 1901. This is the two-volume Javaansch­Nederlandsch Handwoordenboek of J. F. C. Gericke and T. Roorda, improved and expanded by A. C. Vreede with the collaboration of J. G. H. Gunning (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1901). Here all the entries and examples are printed in Javanese script. Other manuscript materials are to be found in the collection of the Leiden University Library. For many years, the above dictionary was regarded as authoritative for Javanese, both colloquial and literary. However, in the 1930s, the government language officer (taalambtenaar) Th. Pigeaud, based in Yogyakarta, was given the task of revising

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