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By Gunter Senft

Universal one of the world's languages is the phenomenon of class, a in part or absolutely grammatical department of the noun lexicon into particular sessions that eventually derives from the human have to classify and clear out facts on a number of degrees whereas speaking. during this e-book, Senft describes and develops a grammar of classificatory debris in Kilivila, an Austronesian language of the Trobriand Islanders in Papua New Guinea. Drawing mostly on his anthropological and linguistic fieldwork within the islands, and emphasizing using classifiers in a social context, Senft presents quantitative information and a statistical profile of the prestige and use of those debris, and the classifier process that employs them.

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