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|Place Names of Cofitachequi||Blair A. Rudes||359|
|A "Cock" and "Bull" Story: Nage Sex Terms and Their Implications for Ethnozoological Classification||Gregory Forth||427|
|Toba Discourse as Verbal Art||Cristina Messineo||450|
|The Languages of the Andes (Willem F. H. Adelaar; Pieter C. Muysken)||Lyle Campbell||480|
|Language Shift among the Navajos: Identity Politics and Cultural Continuity (Deborah House)||David W. Dinwoodie||483|
|A Grammar of Lavukaleve (Angela Terrill)||Jeffrey Heath||485|
|The Uralic Language Family: Facts, Myths, and Statistics (Angela Marcantonio)||Petri Kallio||486|
Abstract. When Spaniards entered the Carolinas in the sixteenth century, they encountered a chiefdom that they called Cofitachequi. Prior researchers have proposed Muskogean etymologies for most of the place names from the chiefdom, as well as Catawban and Iroquoian etymologies for a few. However, few of the names have truly convincing etymologies and a Catawban source is at least as plausible as a Muskogean source for the majority.
Abstract. Exemplified by English bull and cow, special terms distinguishing members of animal categories by sex are a common feature of languages the world over. The application of such terms in Nage, a language of eastern Indonesia, reveals a system of classification consistent both with the general ethnozoological taxonomy and with culturally important symbolic and utilitarian contrasts. Applied to all creatures classified as "animals" (ana wa), Nage sex differentiable terms are predicated on differences in genital form and features of copulation and reproduction. Partly in this regard, the terms provide support for an unnamed category "mammal" and thus point to a hitherto unremarked criterion for identifying covert taxa—a topic of perennial interest in the general study of folk taxonomies.
Abstract. This article explores the spontaneous discourse of Toba speakers, who live in the Chaco region of Argentina. The genres and styles of Toba discourse analyzed in this study include "informal conversation," "advice," and "narrative." Each genre is characterized by a convergence of the following properties: the components of communication, especially the context of production and interaction; rhetorical structure; the functions of the communication; and the morphosyntactic devices that are utilized.
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