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Ethnogeographical categories in English and Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara

Bromhead, Helen

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This study examines the contrastive lexical semantics of a selection of landscape terms in English and the Australian Aboriginal language, Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara. It argues that languages and cultures categorize the geographical environment in diverse ways. Common elements of classification are found across the languages, but it is argued that different priorities are given to these factors. Moreover, the study finds that there are language-specific aspects of the landscape terms, often...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/65243
Source: Language Sciences
DOI: 10.1016/j.langsci.2010.07.004

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