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Social structure, space and possession in Tongan culture and language

Author: Svenja Völkel
Publisher: Amsterdam : John Benjamins, ©2010.
Series: Culture and language use, v. 2
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Investigates the relationship between culture, language and cognition based on the aspects of social structure, space and possession in Tonga, Polynesia. This title explores the subject from an  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2010028220
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Svenja Völkel
ISBN: 9789027202833 9027202834 9789027287724 9027287724
OCLC Number: 692271564
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 272 pages).
Contents: 1. List of maps, figures and tables; 2. Acknowledgements; 3. Symbols and abbreviations; 4. Chapter 1. Introduction; 5. Part I. Anthropological issues; 6. Chapter 2. Social structure; 7. Chapter 3. Land and the symbolic meaning of space; 8. Chapter 4. Possession and gift exchange; 9. Chapter 5. Conclusion:: Connecting remarks on social structure, space and possession; 10. Photo illustrations; 11. Part II. Linguistic issues; 12. Chapter 6. Spatial descriptions; 13. Chapter 7. A- and O-possession; 14. Chapter 8. The language of respect; 15. Chapter 9. Conclusions; 16. References; 17. Appendix 1. Question catalogue of the Niutouan inquiry (in English and Tongan); 18. Appendix 2. Lists of A- and O-possessed semantic categories and single items in different Polynesian languages; 19. Appendix 3. List of A- and O-possessed semantic categories and single concrete nouns in Tongan according to Churchward (cf. 1953: 81-87); 20. Glossary of Tongan terms; 21. Index
Series Title: Culture and language use, v. 2
Responsibility: Svenja Völkel.
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