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Anything Can Happen: The Verb Lexicon and Interdisciplinary Fieldwork

Evans, Nicholas

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The centrality of language in human life means we cannot document any language without understanding all the spheres of knowledge it is used to talk about. Equally, undocumented languages contain too much information to be wasted on linguists alone. As the medium through which the whole fabric of traditional knowledge about everything in the world is transmitted, the importance of these languages stretches out in the direction of many fields of enquiry, from ethnoecology to comparative...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/30802
DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199571888.013.0009
Access Rights: Open Access

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