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              Lexicon of Proto Oceanic: The Culture and Environment of Ancestral Oceanic Society
                

              Lexicon of Proto Oceanic: The Culture and Environment of Ancestral Oceanic Society (Paperback)

              By Ross, Malcolm D.; Pawley, Andrew; Osmond, Meredith

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              This is the second in a series of five volumes on the lexicon of Proto Oceanic, the ancestor of the Oceanic branch of the Austronesian language family. Each volume deals with a particular domain of culture and/or environment and consists of a collection of essays each of which pr...esents and comments on lexical reconstructions of a particular semantic field within that domain. Volume 2 examines how Proto Oceanic speakers described their geophysical environment. An introductory chapter discusses linguistic and archaeological evidence that locates the Proto Oceanic language community in the Bismarck Archipelago in the late 2nd millennium BC. The next three chapters investigate terms used to denote inland, coastal, reef and open sea environments, and meteorological phenomena. A further chapter examines the lexicon for features of the heavens and navigational techniques associated with the stars. How Proto Oceanic speakers talked about their environment is also described in three further chapters which treat property terms for describing inanimate objects, locational and directional terms, and terms related to the expression of time.
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              ISBN 9781921313189
              Published AU 17 Jan 2011
              Publisher ANU Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Lexicon of Proto Oceanic: the Culture and Environment of Ancestral Oceanic Society: Vol 1: Material Culture
               

              The Lexicon of Proto Oceanic: the Culture and Environment of Ancestral Oceanic Society: Vol 1: Material Culture (Paperback)

              Edited by Ross, Malcolm; Pawley, Andrew; Osmond, Meredith

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              ISBN 9780858835078
              Barcode 978085883507
              Published AU 31 Dec 1998
              Publisher Pacific Linguistics
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Series C - books
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