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Author Zeitlyn, David
Title Words and processes in Mambila kinship : the theoretical importance of the complexity of everyday life / David Zeitlyn
Imprint Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, c2005
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  DT571.M356 Z45 2005    AVAILABLE    30520020633146
Descript xi, 243 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-239) and index
Introduction -- Reconstructing kinship : the pragmatics of kin talk -- The implicatures of everyday life : Mambila social deixis -- Asking about people, not about kin terms : an experiment in method and interpretation -- Translation, anthropology, kinship -- The ethnography of a Mambila conversation -- A conversation in SomiƩ -- The distribution of person-referring expressions in natural conversation -- Summing up kin talk -- Conclusion
Subject Mambila (African people) -- Kinship
Mambila (African people) -- Social life and customs
Mambila language -- Cameroon -- Terms and phrases
Kinship -- Cameroon -- Terminology
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