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Kinship and social cognition in Australian languages: : Kayardild and Pitjantjatjara, Anna Wierzbicka

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Kinship and social cognition in Australian languages: : Kayardild and Pitjantjatjara
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Kinship and social cognition in Australian languages:
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Kayardild and Pitjantjatjara
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Anna Wierzbicka
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"While many anthropologists these days dismiss the study of kinship terminologies as something that belongs?or should belong?to the past, from an Australian perspective kin terms must still be seen as an essential guide to the ways in which speakers of many languages understand their social world. This being so, establishing what these terms really mean?from an insider's, rather than an anthropologist's or linguist's point of view?remains an essential task. This paper argues that while this task cannot be accomplished with traditional methods of linguistic anthropology, it can be with the techniques of NSM semantics. The paper shows how this can be done by re-analysing some basic kin terms in Kayardild and in Pitjantjatjara (in dialogue with earlier analyses by Nicholas Evans and Harold Scheffler)." [Author's abstract]
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Kinship and social cognition in Australian languages: : Kayardild and Pitjantjatjara, Anna Wierzbicka
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Bibliography: pages 320-321
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Kinship and social cognition in Australian languages: : Kayardild and Pitjantjatjara, Anna Wierzbicka
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Bibliography: pages 320-321

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