The Resource Australian Exceptionalism in the Typology of Affinal Avoidance Registers, Luke Fleming

Australian Exceptionalism in the Typology of Affinal Avoidance Registers, Luke Fleming

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Australian Exceptionalism in the Typology of Affinal Avoidance Registers
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Australian Exceptionalism in the Typology of Affinal Avoidance Registers
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Luke Fleming
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This article systematizes speech registers employed in in-law avoidance into a cross-linguistic typology. Such affinal avoidance registers, consisting of lexical repertoires substituting for “everyday” speech forms tabooed for certain speakers or in certain contexts, are shown to typically diverge from one another in terms of two parameters, their context-sensitivity and the relatively idiolectal or sociolectal character of their register repertoires. Comparative data illustrate that Aboriginal Australian “mother-in-law” speech registers, which are context-sensitive and exclusively sociolectal, are highly exceptional among affinal avoidance registers cross-linguistically. In the final section of the article I seek to understand this exceptionalism in terms of the broader context of Aboriginal Australian ethnolinguistics. [Author's Abstract]
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Australian Exceptionalism in the Typology of Affinal Avoidance Registers, Luke Fleming
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Includes references to Aranda, Bininj Gunwok, Uradhi and Wik language groups
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Bibliographical references: pages 150-158
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Australian Exceptionalism in the Typology of Affinal Avoidance Registers, Luke Fleming
Publication
Note
Includes references to Aranda, Bininj Gunwok, Uradhi and Wik language groups
Bibliography note
Bibliographical references: pages 150-158
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
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unmediated
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rdamedia

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