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Classificatory particles in Kilivila

Author: Gunter Senft
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Series: Oxford studies in anthropological linguistics, [1]
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This study examines the system of classificatory particles - the divisions of the noun lexicon into distinct classes - in Kilivila, the Austronesian language of the Trobrian Islanders of Papua New  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gunter Senft
ISBN: 0195092112 9780195092110
OCLC Number: 31433844
Description: xii, 377 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction --
Ch. 2. Classificatory Particles in Kilivila: Grammatical and Discourse Functions --
Ch. 3. The System of Classificatory Particles in Kilivila --
Ch. 4. On the Validity of Some of the Presented Results: Six Years Later - A Restudy --
Ch. 5. Excursus: Language, Culture, and Cognition? --
Ch. 6. Closing Remarks: Using Network Models to Describe Classifier Systems --
Appendix A Consultants: 1982/1983 Study --
Appendix B Number of CP Tokens Produced for Each CP Type by Text and Word Class for Consultants in Corpus of Kilivila Speech Data --
Appendix C Consultants: 1989 Restudy --
Appendix D Some Speculations on the Origin of Classifiers.
Series Title: Oxford studies in anthropological linguistics, [1]
Responsibility: Gunter Senft.
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