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Spatial language in Tungag

Fast, Karin


This book examines the different linguistic means used to describe or refer to motion and location in space in Tungag, an Austronesian language spoken in Papua New Guinea. The description, based on a spoken and written corpus of about 100,000 words, includes a grammatical sketch of Tungag, in addition to a detailed description of the linguistic means available for talking about motion. Each of these strategies is defined and discussed in depth, using examples from the corpus. Spatial...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Asia-Pacific Linguistics / Pacific Linguistics Titles
Date published: 2015
Type: Book


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