Hard words: A functional basis for kaluli discourse

Steven Feld, Bambi B. Schieffelin

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    Kaluli is one of four dialects of Bosavi, a non-Austronesian verb-final ergative language. Most speakers are monolingual. While Tok Pisin (Neo Melanesian), is known by some younger men, it is almost never heard in daily discourse. Recently introduced literacy programs have affected few people.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationThe Matrix of Language
    Subtitle of host publicationContemporary Linguistic Anthropology
    PublisherTaylor and Francis
    Number of pages18
    ISBN (Electronic)9780429964831
    ISBN (Print)9780813323206
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Social Sciences


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