Lexical and Structural Etymology
Beyond Word HistorieseBook - 2013
This pioneer volume assembles thirteen etymological studies covering a broad range of languages, focusing in particular Australian Indigenous languages. Etymology is understood in a broad sense as a type of historical research that aims at investigating the origin of a word (lexical etymology) or structure (structural etymology). The phenomena investigated in the contributions comprise Australian Indigenous place names and kinship terms, constructions and word histories in Oceanic languages, typological investigations and papers on the methodology of etymological research.
Publisher: Boston : De Gruyter, 2013
Characteristics: 1 online resource (336 pages)