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By Gunter Senft

Universal one of the world's languages is the phenomenon of type, a partially or absolutely grammatical department of the noun lexicon into designated periods that finally derives from the human have to classify and filter out information on a number of degrees whereas speaking. during this booklet, Senft describes and develops a grammar of classificatory debris in Kilivila, an Austronesian language of the Trobriand Islanders in Papua New Guinea. Drawing principally on his anthropological and linguistic fieldwork within the islands, and emphasizing using classifiers in a social context, Senft offers quantitative info and a statistical profile of the prestige and use of those debris, and the classifier procedure that employs them.

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