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Introduction

Lionel Wee

in Language without Rights

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199737437
eISBN:
9780199827107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737437.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This introductory chapter previews a number of ideas that will help set the scene for the discussion in the rest of the book. These include the relationship between language rights and language ... More


Possession and Ownership

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and R. M. W. Dixon (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660223
eISBN:
9780191745096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660223.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Every language has a way of expressing possessive relationships. The marking and the conceptualization of these vary across languages and cultures. This volume aims at investigating the varied facets ... More


Ideologies, Beliefs, and Revitalization of Guernesiais (Guernsey)

Yan Marquis and Julia Sallabank

in Endangered Languages: Beliefs and Ideologies in Language Documentation and Revitalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265765
eISBN:
9780191771958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265765.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter examines language ideologies in a small community (Guernsey, Channel Islands) which reflect wider issues concerning the aims and effectiveness of language-related activities. Ideologies ... More


Whose English? Language Ownership in Singapore’s English Language Debates

Wendy D. Bokhorst-Heng, Rani Rubdy, Sandra Lee McKay, and Lubna Alsagoff

in English in Singapore: Modernity and Management

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028436
eISBN:
9789882206939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028436.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines language ownership in the English language debates in Singapore. It discusses the idealization of the so-called native speaker found within the native-speaker ... More


Being and belonging: exchange, value, and land ownership in the Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea

Rosita Henry

in Possession and Ownership

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660223
eISBN:
9780191745096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660223.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter explores changing concepts of land ownership among speakers of Temboka (Tembagla) in the Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea, in the circumstances of state intervention in transactions ... More


Possession and ownership: a cross linguistic perspective

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in Possession and Ownership

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660223
eISBN:
9780191745096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660223.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The notion of possession is manifold, and typically subsumes part-whole and kinship relationships, in addition to ownership proper. Based on intensive investigation of several hundred languages, this ... More


Ownership, part–whole, and other possessive–associative relations in Nêlêmwa (New Caledonia)

Isabelle Bril

in Possession and Ownership

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660223
eISBN:
9780191745096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660223.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Possessive constructions in Nêlêmwa are a system of Noun-Noun modification which is not restricted to the expression of ownership, but also include kinship, body-parts, part-whole relations, ... More


Possession and ownership in Manambu, a Ndu language from the Sepik area, Papua New Guinea

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in Possession and Ownership

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660223
eISBN:
9780191745096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660223.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

A salient feature of the Manambu of the Middle Sepik River Basin, and of many related languages, is a focus on clan ownership of ancestral names and totems. Possession of totems is expressed ... More


Spirits of the forest, the wind, and new wealth: defining some of the possibilities, and limits, of Kamula possession

Michael Wood

in Possession and Ownership

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660223
eISBN:
9780191745096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660223.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter focuses on the ways in which the Kamula of the Western Province in Papua New Guinea, treat the notions of possession and property in their discourse, with special attention to possession ... More


Possession and also ownership—vignettes

R. M. W. Dixon

in Possession and Ownership

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660223
eISBN:
9780191745096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660223.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter has three parts. There is discussion of languages which do not have a verb ‘have’ but instead use just comitative (‘with’) and privative (‘without’) markers, or a possessive form; for ... More


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