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Body-parts in Dalabon and Barunga Kriol: matches and mismatches

Ponsonnet, Maïa


This article describes a number of body-part lexemes in Dalabon, a non-Pama-Nyungan language of the Gunwinyguan family (Australia), and their counterparts in Barunga Kriol, the local creole. The aim of this paper is a comparison between some aspects of the Dalabon body-part lexicon and their counterparts in Barunga Kriol. I discuss particularities of the Dalabon bodypart lexicon and of linguistic descriptions of the body in this language. Throughout the study of Dalabon and Barunga Kriol...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012-10
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of the 42nd Australian Linguistic Society Conference 2011


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