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Lexical and Structural Etymology (Studies in Language Change [Slc])

Lexical and Structural Etymology (Studies in Language Change [Slc])

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  • ISBN-13: 9781614510598
  • Publisher: de Gruyter Mouton
  • Release Date: Feb 01, 2013
  • Pages: 328 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.25 x 9.0 x 1.0 inches


This pioneer volume assembles thirteen etymological studies covering a broad range of languages, focusing in particular Australian Indigenous languages. Etymology is understood in a broad sense as a type of historical research that aims at investigating the origin of a word (lexical etymology) or structure (structural etymology). The phenomena investigated in the contributions comprise Australian Indigenous place names and kinship terms, constructions and word histories in Oceanic languages, typological investigations and papers on the methodology of etymological research.

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