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Communication Accommodation Theory

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Query:   'Face/Eye' Polysemy
Author:  George Huttar
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Morphology
Typology

Summary:   I AM SEEKING INFORMATION ON HOW WIDESPREAD, TYPOLOGICALLY AND
GEOGRAPHICALLY, IS THE OCCURRENCE OF A SINGLE LEXEME FOR 'FACE' AND
'EYE'. E. ANDERSEN 1978 (IN VOL. 3 OF _UNIVERSALS OF HUMAN LANGUAGE_)
REPORTS IT FOR SANGO, TARASCAN, AND 30 OR SO MAYAN LANGUAGES. IT HAS
ALSO BEEN REEPORTED FOR IJO AND FOR BERBICE DUTCH CREOLE.

WHERE ELSE IS IT FOUND?

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP. I'LL POST A SUMMARY IF INTEREST WARRANTS.

GEORGE HUTTAR
GEORGE_HUTTAR@SIL.ORG

BOX 24686
00502 KAREN
NAIROBI
KENYA

LL Issue: 13.2110
Date Posted: 16-Aug-2002
Original Query: Read original query