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]
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