Marquesan: a grammar of space

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Mouton de Gruyter, 2006 - Foreign Language Study - 682 pages
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Marquesan, an endangered Polynesian language, is remarkable because its speakers use a spatial orientation system based on local landmarks in the environment to describe spatial relations even in micro-level space. This volume is an in-depth empirical analysis of the verbal forms and means of spatial reference and the conception of space in this language.

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Contents

Ethnographic and linguistic background
15
The Marquesan languages
37
Field work and methodology
44
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