ERIC Number: ED344463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
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Socially Deictic Use of a Body-Part Term in Turkish.
The use of one body-part term in Turkish, corresponding to the English "head," is examined. It is demonstrated that this term is the most unmarked body-part term in the language with the largest functional load in common usage. It is found to have a large number of derivations, especially with socially deictic meanings. Possible different interpretations of the meanings and different contexts of usage are considered. It is concluded that for Turkish speakers the term has some cultural significance and its varied uses illustrate cultural facts and social structure. A brief bibliography is included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Note: In: Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics, Volume 14, Number 1; see FL 020 157.