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Publication Date: 1976
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A Note on Disjunctive Categories in Kinship Terminology
Rogers, Jean H.
Anthropological Linguistics, 18, 4, 183-185, 76
Formal semantic analysis appears to be capable of handling certain cases where kin terms appear to cover an illogical assortment of relatives, an assortment which constitutes a disjunctive class. Two examples are the kin terms "ngaraija" and "tjilja," used by the Njamal, an Australian tribe. (CFM)
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Identifiers - Location: Australia