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Body part terms in Jahai

Burenhult, Niclas LU (2006) In Language Sciences 28. p.162-180
Abstract
This article explores the lexicon of body part terms in Jahai, a Mon-Khmer language spoken by a group of hunter–gatherers in the Malay Peninsula. It provides an extensive inventory of body part terms and describes their structural and semantic properties. The Jahai body part lexicon pays attention to fine anatomical detail but lacks labels for major, 'higher-level' categories, like 'trunk', 'limb', 'arm' and 'leg'. In this lexicon it is therefore sometimes difficult to discern a clear partonomic hierarchy, a presumed universal of body part terminology.
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Jahai, Mon-Khmer, Body part terms, Partonomy, Meronymy, Semantic fields, Semantic generality, Ambiguity
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Language Sciences
volume
28
pages
162 - 180
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Elsevier
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  • Scopus:33645143504
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0388-0001
DOI
10.1016/j.langsci.2005.11.002
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English
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  author       = {Burenhult, Niclas},
  issn         = {0388-0001},
  keyword      = {Jahai,Mon-Khmer,Body part terms,Partonomy,Meronymy,Semantic fields,Semantic generality,Ambiguity},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {162--180},
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  series       = {Language Sciences},
  title        = {Body part terms in Jahai},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.langsci.2005.11.002},
  volume       = {28},
  year         = {2006},
}