Referring to Space: Studies in Austronesian and Papuan Languages

Referring to Space: Studies in Austronesian and Papuan Languages

by Gunter Senft
     
 

This collection of previously unpublished case studies of a number of Austronesian and Papuan languages illustrates the means that these languages offer to their speakers for referring to space. The underlying theme is that understanding the differences between the various systems of spatial reference requires not just linguistic, but also cultural, historical, and

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This collection of previously unpublished case studies of a number of Austronesian and Papuan languages illustrates the means that these languages offer to their speakers for referring to space. The underlying theme is that understanding the differences between the various systems of spatial reference requires not just linguistic, but also cultural, historical, and geographical knowledge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198236474
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/19/1998
Series:
Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics Series, #11
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1340L (what's this?)

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