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Title Nominal classification in aboriginal Australia / edited by Mark Harvey, Nicholas Reid
Published Philadelphia, PA : John Benjamins Pub., [1997]
©1997
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 292 pages) : map
Series Studies in language companion series, 0165-7763 ; v. 37
Studies in language companion series ; v. 37. 0165-7763
Summary This volume aims to extend both the range of analyses and the database on nominal classification systems. Previous analyses of nominal classification systems have focussed on two areas: the semantics of the classification system and the role of the system in discourse. In many nominal classification systems, there appear to be a significant percentage of nominals with an arbitrary classification. There is a considerable body of literature aimed at elucidating the semantic bases of clasification in such systems, thereby reducing the degree of apparent arbitrariness. Contributors to this volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Languages -- Gender.
Aboriginal Australians -- Languages -- Noun.
Form Electronic book
Author Harvey, Mark, 1958-
Reid, Nicholas.
LC no. 97026693
ISBN 9027281939 (electronic bk.)
9789027281937 (electronic bk.)