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Title: A Conceptual Analysis of Tongan Spatial Nouns: From Grammar to Mind
Written By: Giovanni Bennardo
Series Title: Languages of the World 12
Description:

In Churchward (1953) a set of Tongan nouns are labeled 'local', that is "construed as if it were the proper name of a place" (p. 88). Some of these nouns reappear under another label, that is, 'preposed' nouns (p. 214-16) and they are defined as nouns that can be "placed immediately before another noun instead of being connected with it by means of a preposition" (p.214). This peculiarity was exploited by Broschart (1993) to argue for a subset of these nouns to be considered as classifiers. In this work the author tries to clarify the border of this fuzzy subset of Tongan nouns differently addressed by Churchward and Broschard.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): Tonga
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3895869171
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 34pp.
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