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Culture, Cognition, and the Grammar of ‘Give’ Clauses

JOHN NEWMAN

in Ethnosyntax: Explorations in Grammar and Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199266500
eISBN:
9780191719363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266500.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter explores the extent to which the structure of ‘give’ clauses may be motivated by cultural and cognitive factors. It identifies three categories of the ‘give’ phenomena which are ... More


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