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Vata

Ash Asudeh

in The Logic of Pronominal Resumption

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199206421
eISBN:
9780191738081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206421.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

Resumptive pronouns in Vata, as in Swedish, pattern like gaps with respect to certain diagnostics, particularly with respect to weak crossover and islands. This chapter develops an analysis of Vata ... More


Trees of Immortality

David L. Haberman

in People Trees: Worship of Trees in Northern India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199929177
eISBN:
9780199332960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929177.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the religious world associated with banyan (Vata) trees, known for their connection with longevity and immortality. The banyan is a remarkable tree that not only propagates ... More


Popular Practice: The Belly and the “Bad Mind”

Stefan Ecks

in Eating Drugs: Psychopharmaceutical Pluralism in India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724767
eISBN:
9780814760307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724767.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter discusses popular notions of health, with a focus on perceptions of how different drugs are digested and on the humoral balance between the “hot” belly and the “cool” mind. The first ... More


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