Finding your way in Longgu

geographical reference in a Solomon Islands language

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to provide a detailed example of how spatial system based on geographical reference points is used in the Solomon Islands language Longgu. The broad features of the Longgu system have much in common with other Oceanic languages. many of the general points made about spartial reference in New Caledonian languages and about locatives in Oceanic languages and about locatives in Oceanic languages.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReferring to Space: Studies in Austronesian and Papuan Languages
PublisherClarendon Press
Chapter5
Pages101-126
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)9780198236474
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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HILL, D. (1997). Finding your way in Longgu: geographical reference in a Solomon Islands language. In Referring to Space: Studies in Austronesian and Papuan Languages (pp. 101-126). Clarendon Press.