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Mountains, rivers, billabongs : ethnogeographical categorization in cross-linguistic perspective

Bromhead, Helen

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This thesis examines the topic of ethnogeographical categorization by way of looking at the contrastive lexical semantics of a selection of landscape terms in a number of languages. The main languages in focus are English, including the Australian variety of English, French, Spanish, and the Australian Aboriginal language, Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara. The thesis argues that languages and cultures categorize the geographical environment in diverse ways. Common elements of classification are...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/151002
DOI: 10.25911/5d5e74d7aa280
Access Rights: Open Access

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