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Language in the constitution of kinship

Keen, Ian


Kinship has been an “essentially contested concept” in social and cultural anthropology. Nevertheless, linguistic and anthropological linguistic studies of kinship terminologies, grammar, and pragmatics have developed in parallel with anthropological ones. Lacking, however, is a broad overview of the range of linguistic variation across languages that would build a bridge between the linguistics and anthropology of kinship. Toward that end, this article explores the role of language in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Anthropological Linguistics
DOI: 10.1353/anl.2014.0000


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