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Wanderings of a Polynesian root

Lynch, John D. (1999) Wanderings of a Polynesian root. Oceanic Linguistics, 38 (2). pp. 376-382. ISSN 0029-8115

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Abstract

The A. retraces the journey made by the Polynesian root lei (ivory 'whale tooth' tooth enamel ') as it was borrowed, réempruntée, retested and semantically reinterpreted by the languages of New Caledonia, the Loyalty Islands, and Southern Vanuatu. The path through this root illustrates the complexity of the situation of contact between societies ocean.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > Pacific Languages Unit
Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 1999 10:25
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2012 10:25
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/5205
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