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Orientation as a strategy of spatial reference

Terrill, Angela and Burenhult, Niclas LU (2008) In Studies in Language 32(1). p.93-136
Abstract
This paper explores a strategy of spatial expression which utilizes orientation, a way of describing the spatial relationship of entities by means of reference to their facets. We present detailed data and analysis from two languages, Jahai (Mon-Khmer, Malay Peninsula) and Lavukaleve (Papuan isolate, Solomon Islands), and supporting data from five more languages, to show that the orientation strategy is a major organizing principle in these languages. This strategy has not previously been recognized in the literature as a unitary phenomenon, and the languages which employ it present particular challenges to existing typologies of spatial frames of reference.
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Studies in Language
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32
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1
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93 - 136
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John Benjamins Publishing Company
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0378-4177
DOI
10.1075/sl.32.1.05ter
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English
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