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Lexical semantics in language shift. Comparing emotion lexica in Dalabon and Barunga Kriol (northern Australia)

Ponsonnet, Maia


This article analyzes some of the lexical semantic features of Barunga Kriol, an Australian creole language (Northern Territory, Australia), in comparison with Dalabon, one of the Australian Aboriginal languages replaced by Barunga Kriol. Focusing on the semantic domain of emotions, this study offers insights into how creole languages select and organize semantic meanings, and to what extent this results in lexical loss or retention. I spell out the exact nature of the lexical resemblances...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages
DOI: 10.1075/jpcl.00003.pon


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