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Koromu temporal expressions: Semantic and cultural perspectives

Priestley, Carol


This chapter examines different types of time expressed in Koromu (Kesawai), a Papuan language, to show the interaction of time expressions with cultural and environmental contexts and to investigate semantic description. Meanings are explicated in a metalanguage based on semantic primitives (cf. Wierzbicka 1996; Goddard 2008; Gladkova, this volume). The discovery of natural semantic metalanguage (NSM) temporal primes and investigation of semantic molecules, non-primitive meanings that occur...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Book chapter
DOI: 10.1075/hcp.37


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