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Landscape in East Timor Papuan

Huber, Juliette LU (2014) In Language Sciences 41. p.175-196
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This article investigates the nominal vocabulary labeling features of the landscape in Makalero, a Papuan language of East Timor. Makalero landscape terms are shown to behave grammatically like place names rather than like common nouns, thus reflecting the ontological distinction between places and objects as discussed in linguistic semantics. It is argued that cultural parameters underlie the morphological division between mono-morphemic and derived terms, the metaphorical use of terms from the body and human domain in a subset of landscape terms, as well as place naming. Makalero is situated in a comparative perspective, including both genetically related and unrelated languages of the wider Pacific area. On this basis, I postulate a... (More)
This article investigates the nominal vocabulary labeling features of the landscape in Makalero, a Papuan language of East Timor. Makalero landscape terms are shown to behave grammatically like place names rather than like common nouns, thus reflecting the ontological distinction between places and objects as discussed in linguistic semantics. It is argued that cultural parameters underlie the morphological division between mono-morphemic and derived terms, the metaphorical use of terms from the body and human domain in a subset of landscape terms, as well as place naming. Makalero is situated in a comparative perspective, including both genetically related and unrelated languages of the wider Pacific area. On this basis, I postulate a tentative "Papuan" type of landscape categorization, which contrasts with an Austronesian type. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (Less)
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Landscape terminology, Makalero, East Timor, Papuan, Semantics, Culture
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Language Sciences
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10.1016/j.langsci.2013.08.013
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  author       = {Huber, Juliette},
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  keyword      = {Landscape terminology,Makalero,East Timor,Papuan,Semantics,Culture},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {175--196},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Language Sciences},
  title        = {Landscape in East Timor Papuan},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.langsci.2013.08.013},
  volume       = {41},
  year         = {2014},
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